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?
In Sweden, the movie was named "How I Taught an FBI-agent to Dance the Marengo". See more
(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
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...
[two men enter the court, in black suits with white on white ties pulling out guns
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
Referenced in Grand Canyon
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.
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