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Loosely based on the life of Henry Hill, the same man who was the basis of Goodfellas (1990), after he went into witness protection program. The films' respective writers, Nicholas Pileggi and Nora Ephron, are husband and wife.
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.
In Sweden, the movie was inexplicably named "How I Taught an FBI-agent to Dance the Marengo".
The hotel at which Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis) and Hanna Stubbs (Joan Cusack) attend a convention for law enforcement officials is the famed Hotel Del Coronado.
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The sound effects from the video game that Rick Moranis's partner is playing are from the Atari 2600 version of PacMan, which had been done previously in Superman III (1983).
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Danny De Vito was offered the part of Vinnie Antonelli .
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Rick Moranis and Steve Martin also starred in _Parenthood_ and Little Shop of Horrors (1986).
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Geena Davis was considered for the role of Hannah Stubbs. But she turned it down, because she was working on Quick Change (1990).
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At one point Vinnie (Steve Martin) , being detained for a stolen car with stolen alcohol says it was the priest who most likely running the stolen alcohol. He goes on to make a crack about how many 2 bit con artist priest are out there and " for 2 dollars he can make you a priest". Steve Martin would go on to play a con artist priest in "Leap of Faith ".
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The baseball stadium at the end of the movie is George C. Page Stadium on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
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