Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe. Jerry's bragging to his friends of his important charge, as well as Gino's dignified, quiet demeanor, soon result in much complication for them both.
Mike Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Butch & Sundance... Bonnie & Clyde... Gino & Jerry???
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Did You Know?
The location scouting to find the mansion of mob boss Joseph Vincent (Robert Prosky) proved problematic. Associate producer Ned Dowd said: "We had looked at what we thought was every possible mansion, but hadn't found the right place until the very last day. A real estate agent showed me the Ehrman mansion. I took one look at it, and though the ground was covered with snow, I ran to the phone knowing we'd finally found it." See more
The characters are staying at the former Horizon Hotel/Casino in Stateline, Nevada. However, the various scenes of when they are being driven in the limousine are not "linear" (to or from their final destination) and really just show highway scenes from all around Lake Tahoe, including parts of California. See more
Amico mio, do mi cuore
[My friend, I give my heart
Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent
I haven't heard that in 35 years!