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
A comedy about a government witness who gives suburbia a culture shock.
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Did You Know?
Geena Davis was considered for the role of Hannah Stubbs but turned it down because she was working on Quick Change
(1990). See more
The film is set mostly in California and the scene with the police car is also in California. When the police car has its emergency lights on, it is missing a steady red light. According to the California vehicle code, all law-enforcement and emergency vehicles are required to have at least one steady red light facing forward. See more
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
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Written by Chuck Berry
and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
Published by ARC Music Co.
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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