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My Cousin Vinny -- Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Dale Launer (written by)
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Release Date:
13 March 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Truth, Justice And The Gambini Way. See more »
Plot:
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A funny film with lots of laughs See more (210 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joe Pesci ... Vinny Gambini

Ralph Macchio ... Bill Gambini

Marisa Tomei ... Mona Lisa Vito

Mitchell Whitfield ... Stan Rothenstein

Fred Gwynne ... Judge Chamberlain Haller

Lane Smith ... Jim Trotter III

Austin Pendleton ... John Gibbons

Bruce McGill ... Sheriff Farley

Maury Chaykin ... Sam Tipton

Paulene Myers ... Constance Riley (as Pauline Meyers)

Raynor Scheine ... Ernie Crane

James Rebhorn ... George Wilbur

Chris Ellis ... J.T.
Michael Simpson ... Neckbrace

Lou Walker ... Grits Cook
Kenny Jones ... Jimmy Willis
Thomas Merdis ... Man in Town Square
J. Don Ferguson ... Guard #1

Michael Genevie ... Guard #2
Jeff Lewis ... Deputy #1
Ron Leggett ... Deputy #2
Aubrey J. Osteen ... Deputy #3
Larry Shuler ... Hotel Clerk
Suzi Bass ... Woman
Michael Burgess ... Prison Van Driver
Bill Coates ... Bailiff

Jill Jane Clements ... Courtroom Clerk
Muriel Moore ... Juror #1

Bob Penny ... Juror #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Aaron Styles ... Featured Juror (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Lynn 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dale Launer (written by)

Produced by
Dale Launer .... producer
Paul Schiff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Lombardo 
Stephen E. Rivkin 
 
Casting by
David Rubin 
 
Production Design by
Victoria Paul 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Rizzo 
Rando Schmook 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Seirton 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Wood 
 
Makeup Department
Roseanne Griffith .... assistant makeup artist
James Sarzotti .... makeup artist: Mr. Pesci
Anthony Sorrentino .... hair stylist: Mr. Pesci
Carmen Willis .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leslie A. Leitner .... post-production supervisor (as Leslie Leitner)
Mary McLaglen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Baker .... draper
Emilio Biasucci .... painter
Cheri Candido .... assistant props
Howard J. Clark .... swing gang
Jeff Cleary .... laborer
Michael S. Day .... property master (as Michael Day)
Ron Edwards .... sign painter
Carl Kyle F. .... carpenter (as Carl Kyle Foster)
Andrés Gutiérrez .... assistant carpenter
Betsy Holland .... buyer
Jackie Johnson .... carpenter
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator
Lisa Lawes .... construction assistant
George A. Lee .... carpenter
Alba Leone .... lead person
Scott E. Lowes .... swing gang
Alisa Lumbreras .... painter
Patrick McCartin .... construction first aid
Joseph Ott .... carpenter
James F. Oñate .... lead scenic
Fernando Paulete .... assistant painter
Bob Renna .... swing gang
Burges Richardson .... carpenter
Angela Riserbato .... construction foreman (as Angie Riserbato)
Julia Starr Sanford .... draftsman (as Julie Sanford)
Larry C. Shepard .... on-set scenic
James T. Short .... painter
Michael P. Short .... painter
Stuart Skrien .... assistant carpenter
Lee Smith .... laborer
Terry J. Smith .... carpenter (as Terry Smith)
Wendy Smith .... art department coordinator
Brian Stultz .... scenic chargeman
Carlton W. Thompson Jr. .... swing gang
David Tupper .... laborer
James Whiting .... carpenter
Jeff Wuesthoff .... carpenter
Karen Young .... on-set dresser
Tony Zupa .... carpenter
Woody Thompson .... swing gang (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound mixer (as Robert Anderson Jr.)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley walker
David Behle .... sound recordist
Odin Benitez .... sound effects coordinator
Gaston Biraben .... sound editor
C.T.W. .... sound editor
Pud Cusack .... boom operator
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound editor
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Kevin Hearst .... sound editor (as Raoul)
Alfred G. Heath .... apprentice sound editor
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Ken J. Johnson .... additional sound effects recordist
Jack Keller .... sound recordist
Eric Lindemann .... sound editor (as Eric W. Lindemann)
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley walker
Frank A. Montaño .... re-recording mixer (as Frank Mantano)
Whit Norris .... cable operator
Mark Rathaus .... sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Wolf Schmidt .... second assistant sound editor
Thomas W. Small .... first assistant sound editor
Mark A. Tracy .... apprentice sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Jim Bryan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... foley editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dick Cross .... special effects
 
Stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Adams .... best boy grip (as Bob Adams)
Allen Barnwell .... electrician
Peter Bennett Beal .... rigging gaffer
Leonard Bishop .... rigging grip
Lucius Bonneson .... company grip
Scott Browner .... first assistant camera
Steve Cohagan .... best boy electric
R.L. Critters .... electrician
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip
Ben Glass .... still photographer
Kevin Hamm .... electrician
Kimman Harmon .... second assistant camera
Amy Hobby .... additional assistant camera
Darryl Humber .... company grip
Jerry Lee .... company grip
Scott Porterfield .... additional assistant camera
Michael E. Satrazemis .... rigging grip (as Michael Satrazemis)
William J. Taylor .... dolly grip
Chip Turner .... gang boss
Dudley J. Voll .... additional assistant camera (as Dudley Voll)
Rick A. West .... gaffer
Daniel Aguar .... grip (uncredited)
Scott Browner .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Jeff Funderburk .... electrician (uncredited)
Jeff Funderburk .... generator operator (uncredited)
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shay Griffin .... local casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Len Hunt .... extras casting
Rachel Minster .... casting assistant
Debra Zane .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Keller .... wardrobe assistant
Daryl Kerrigan .... key costumer (as Daryl A. Kerrigan)
Ann Miller .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sharma Bennett .... post-production assistant
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Tina Elfstrand .... apprentice editor
Adam C. Frank .... second assistant editor
Christopher Kroll .... first assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Steve Schoenberg .... additional first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Scott Elias .... location manager
J. Bradley Smith .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... score mixer
François Blaignan .... scoring crew
Gustavo Borner .... scoring crew
Kathy Durning .... supervising music editor
Dino Herrmann .... scoring crew
Jill Meyers .... music clearances (as Jill Myers)
Cybele O'Brien .... assistant music editor
Joel Sill .... music consultant
Scott Stambler .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Irl Sanders .... scoring crew (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
C.P. 'Pop' Cook .... driver
Fredna Cook .... driver
Ray Cook .... transportation coordinator
Sandra Cook .... driver
Neil Edwards .... driver: construction department
Scott Edwards .... driver
Bob Foster .... driver
William Gillespie .... transportation captain (as Billy Gillespie)
Billy Harris .... driver
Michael Horton .... driver
Chris Johnson .... driver: construction department
Joel Key .... driver
Cecil Little .... driver
Fred Pope Jr. .... driver
Martha Pruette .... driver
Ron Pruette .... driver
Ted Robinson .... driver: construction department
Oranz Walker .... driver
 
Other crew
Susan Bierbaum .... script supervisor
James Brandon .... magic consultant
Randi Chernov .... assistant: Mr. Schiff
Michael Day .... third effects man
Tina Elfstrand .... set production assistant
Jon Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Chris Furia .... second assistant accountant
Nicole Furia .... production accountant
Susan Genard .... assistant: Mr. Lynn
Julie Hartley .... production coordinator
Bryan Hudson .... animal wrangler: The Animal Agency
Doug Knoll .... legal technical advisor
Adena Lazan .... first assistant accountant
Patrick McDill .... production assistant
Elizabeth Morin .... assistant: Mr. Pesci
Liz Schlick .... assistant coordinator
Sarah Shields .... set production assistant
L. David Silva .... set production assistant (as David Silva)
Susan Steinlauf-Pascal .... unit publicist (as Susan Steinlauf)
Linda Ann Upton .... first aid nurse
Albert B. Cooper IV .... representative: Georgia Film Commission (uncredited)
Riley Kathryn Ellis .... studio executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Len Levine .... special thanks (as Leonard Levine)
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
120 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Italy:T | Netherlands:AL | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #31328)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of two theatrical feature film comedies directed by director Jonathan Lynn that debuted in the year of 1992. The other one is The Distinguished Gentleman (1992).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Vinny is holding the tape measurer at the back of the court it is first not taut, then in the scene when he is holding up his fingers for the second time it is very taut, when they cut away to Mrs. Myers and then back to Vinny it is not taut again.See more »
Quotes:
Vinny Gambini:Sheriff Farley, uh... what'd you find out?
Sheriff Dean Farley:On a hunch, I took it upon myself to check out if there was any information on a '63 Pontiac Tempest stolen or abandoned recently. This computer readout confirms that two boys, who fit the defendants' description, were arrested two days ago by Sheriff Tillman in Jasper County, Georgia, for driving a stolen metallic mint green 1963 Pontiac Tempest, with a white convertible top, Michelin Model XGV tires, size 75-R-14.
Vinny Gambini:Is that it?
Sheriff Dean Farley:No. A .357 Magnum revolver was found in their possession.
[...]
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Backstory: My Cousin Vinny" (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Look At My ShadowSee more »

FAQ

How did Vinny perform that card trick or was it just edited that way?
Why weren't the parents of the 'yoots' (Bill and Stan) present at the trial?
How does Vinny know so much about the differences between GM's similar-looking cars?
See more »
38 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A funny film with lots of laughs, 7 June 2005
Author: OriginalMovieBuff21 from United States

My Cousin Vinny was a great movie. I borrowed this film from a friend but had no idea what it really was but just knowing Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, and Marisa Tomei were starring in it. After seeing it, I really liked it. It was a funny movie. There were tons of laughs and I never knew it was going to be this funny but mainly Joe Pesci as Vinny was hilarious. He had the best role in this movie out of anyone but Marisa Tomei as Vinny's fiancée and Fred Gwynne as the judge did wonderful. I was surprised how good the movie was and overall it really entertained me. I highly recommend the film.

Hedeen's Outlook: 8.5/10 ***+ B+

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