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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry Hill was not happy that the film was made because he knew that it was loosely based on his life story. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hannah Stubbs: And where did you learn to jump start a car?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: I learned it in the army.
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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

References White Hunter Black Heart (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boy From New York City
Written by John Taylor and George Davis
Performed by The Ad Libs
Published by Trio Music Co., Inc.
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Co.
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simple, but pretty good
17 December 2000 | by Mickey KnoxSee all my reviews

My Blue Heaven is exactly the kind of movie you want to see after a long day of work, when you're just looking for something relaxing to spend your evening with. The movie is pretty simple and predictable, some of the gags are not too funny, but it has its good points. Steve Martin is great as an italian mobster, he plays really great. Some gags are very cool and funny, and the dialogue is many times interesting. In conclusion, a good watch. Vote: 6 out of 10.


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