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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:

My Blue Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Atascadero, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,207,092, 19 August 1990

Gross USA:

$23,591,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,591,472
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The hotel at which Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis) and Hanna Stubbs (Joan Cusack) attend a convention for law enforcement officials is the famed Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. See more »

Goofs

Rick Moranis's partner is playing a video game on a Nintendo Entertainment System but the sound effects are from the Atari 2600 version of PacMan. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Margaret Snow Coopersmith: Barney, look at the way you eat pancakes!
Wally Bunting: How does he eat pancakes?
Dr. Margaret Snow Coopersmith: He has a system for eating pancakes.
Barney Coopersmith: So the bottom pancake gets the same amount of syrup as the first.
Dr. Margaret Snow Coopersmith: He has a system for *everything*!
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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 Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Blue Heaven
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
Performed by Fats Domino
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc., George Whiting Publishing Co. and Donaldson Publishing Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Smart Comedy
20 August 2001 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Steve Martin is a mobster turned informant in the U.S. Witness Protection Program, but his dishonest habits are hard to break in this clever little comedy. Director Herbert Ross uses a smart screenplay, talented performers, and a great premise to make "My Blue Heaven" work a lot better than most films of its genre. Rick Moranis is the FBI agent who tries to protect Martin from mafia hitmen and more dangerously himself. Joan Cusack is priceless as a local district attorney who wants to get Martin for every little offense he commits while awaiting his court date to testify. William Hickey is also good as one of Martin's shady friends. A good little film overall. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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