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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.

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writer:

Nora Ephron

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
Rick Moranis ... Barney Coopersmith
Joan Cusack ... Hannah Stubbs
Melanie Mayron ... Crystal Rybak
Bill Irwin ... Kirby (as William Irwin)
Carol Kane ... Shaldeen
William Hickey ... Billy Sparrow
Deborah Rush ... Linda
Daniel Stern ... Will Stubbs
Jesse Bradford ... Jamie
Corey Carrier ... Tommie
Seth Jaffe ... Umberto Mello
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Lilo Mello
Ed Lauter ... Underwood
Julie Bovasso ... Vinnie's Mother
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Storyline

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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The stars of Parenthood in a comedy about an urban hood finding suburbanhood. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meu Pequeno Paraíso See more »

Filming Locations:

Atascadero, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,591,472
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

(Possibly deliberate errors by film makers): The FBI would not send Vinnie to live in a town/city where there are other mobsters in the Witness Protection Program. Vinnie's reunion and subsequent crime spree with his old pals would be the very reason why they would avoid placing in a city with other mobsters. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Stubbs: Your honor, are we to believe that this man is in danger? That some cartoon character men in black suits with white on white ties armed with guns are going to walk through that door as we...
Crystal: [two men enter the court, in black suits with white on white ties pulling out guns] DUCK!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Grand Canyon (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger In Paradise
Written by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright) and Chet Forrest (as George Forrest)
Performed by Tony Bennett
Published by Scheffel Music Co.
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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A cute and lovable comedy
3 November 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I just watched Blue Heaven and I thought that it was a nice sweet comedy with two of my favorite comedians: Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. They make such a great duo and you can tell that they really enjoy each other's presence. This is the only Steve Martin movie my mom didn't have, so I had to rent it. But I was excited to see Steve Martin as a tough Italin mobster, so I couldn't resist the rental.

My Blue Heaven is about a man, Vinny, aka, Todd, and he's about to go on trial to rat out some Mafia members, but he must be protected from hit men, so that's where Rick's character comes in. He must take care of Vinny and make sure that he isn't arrested or injured, but that's going to be hard since Vinny keeps getting into trouble with the D.A. played by Joan Cussack. Vinny also thinks it's a good idea that she and Rick get together and they do. But Joan is going to try her best to get Vinny busted.

It's predictable, but it is a very adorable movie that I think any Steve Martin fan could appreciate. The cast was great and the story was very funny, I thought it was so cool that it was slightly based on Henry Hill's(who you probably remember from Goodfellas) life. Rick and Steve are just great and I think you'll enjoy this movie.

6/10


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