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My Blue Heaven (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 17 August 1990 (USA)
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An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

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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

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Meu Pequeno Paraíso  »

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In Sweden, the movie was inexplicably named "How I Taught an FBI-agent to Dance the Marengo". See more »

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When the new park for the home town "Turtles" opens, the first ad sign on the right field wall says "Go Lions!" See more »

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Supermarket Employee: Have a nice day.
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: Fuck you!
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Referenced in The Mentalist: My Blue Heaven (2013) See more »

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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.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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27 January 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The mobster Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli (Steve Martin) is under the witness protection program and the FBI agent Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis) 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 (Joan Cusack) 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 hit men from the Mafia. The police officer Crystal Rybak (Melanie Mayron) 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.

"My Blue Heaven" is a heartwarming comedy with funny moments. The good story is wasted with the uneven screenplay. Vinnie in the supermarket is hilarious and maybe the best moment of this movie. The conclusion is corny but entertaining. Steve Martin was originally cast as Barney and Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast as Vinnie but he left the production to work in "Kindengarten Cop". My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Pequeno Paraíso" ("My Little Heaven")


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