FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs... Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A comedy about a government witness who gives suburbia a culture shock.
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Did You Know?
Originally, Steve Martin
was cast to play Barney Coopersmith, with Arnold Schwarzenegger
playing the role of Vinnie Antonelli. However, Schwarzenegger was soon thereafter offered the role of Det. John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop
(1990), and left the production. Failing to find another suitable "Vinnie" for Martin's Coopersmith, Martin offered to take on the role of Vinnie himself. Producers agreed, and then cast Rick Moranis
as Coopersmith, who had originally been considered for the role, but was unavailable until then. See more
When the family and Vinnie go to the baseball game, they clearly sit behind a row of seats (with fans in them). The following shots of them singing the National Anthem has them sitting behind a railing, not behind a row of seats with spectators. See more
And where did you learn to jump start a car?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
I learned it in the army.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Written by Albert von Tilzer
and Jack Norworth
(as Jerry Norworth)
Published by Broadway Music Co. See more