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.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The stars of Parenthood in a comedy about an urban hood finding suburbanhood.
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Did You Know?
Henry Hill was not happy that the film was made because he knew that it was loosely based on his life story. See more
When Vinnie asks Barney when his wife left him, Barney replies, "October." That couldn't be correct, because she left with ballplayer Wally Bunting when he got demoted to the minor leagues in the middle of the season. The major league baseball season typically ends on the final weekend in September. See more
And where did you learn to jump start a car?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
I learned it in the army.
Warner dubbed the line "f--k you", as said by Steve Martin whilst shopping, for all PG-rated British versions, so that it became "up yours". The stronger version has, however, been shown on network TV in the UK, on Channel 5. The original obscenity was restored in the 2008 12-rated DVD. See more
References White Hunter Black Heart
The Boy From New York City
Written by John Taylor and George Davis
Performed by The Ad Libs
Published by Trio Music Co., Inc.
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