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
During the first dance sequence (when Vinnie teaches Barney how to dance) the song played features a brass section, yet the band does not have one. See more
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
What a day for a mow eh?
Referenced in Grand Canyon
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