The mobster Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli is under the witness protection program and the FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to take Vinnie and his wife Linda to a house in the suburbs. However their wives leave Vinnie and Barney and the agent gets closer to the gangster and befriends him. Vinnie is a bon vivant and a crook and does not keep the necessary low profile. The District Attorney Hannah Stubbs arrests him but Barney releases him from jail since he needs to testify against the Mafia. Soon Barney falls in love with Stubbs, but Vinnie gets into many troubles calling the attention of two hitmen from the Mafia. The police officer Crystal Rybak protects him and they also falls in love with each other. In the end, the good-hearted Vinnie becomes a prominent personality in the suburbs. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The stars of Parenthood in a comedy about an urban hood finding suburbanhood.
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Did You Know?
Geena Davis was considered for the role of Hannah Stubbs. But she turned it down, because she was working on Quick Change
(1990). See more
On the plane, when Barney and Vinnie are flying to New York, Vinnie is paying the stewardess for his alcoholic drinks. When he raises his left hand, to pay the stewardess, he is handcuffed to Barney's right hand. A few seconds later he is telling Barney about his tipping "philosophy". He asks Barney for a pen and Barney raises his right hand, which is no longer handcuffed to Vinnie's left hand. Then, a minute later they get off the plane and are handcuffed together again. See more
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
You know, sometimes I even amaze myself.
References Brewster's Millions
My Blue Heaven
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
Performed by Fats Domino
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc., George Whiting Publishing Co. and Donaldson Publishing Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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