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?
The ballpark scene is obviously packed with overly hammy extras. See more
During the first dance sequence (when Vinnie teaches Barney how to dance) the song played features a brass section, yet the band does not have one. See more
And where did you learn to jump start a car?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
I learned it in the army.
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 Forget Paris
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Written by Brian Holland
, Lamont Dozier
and Eddie Holland
(as Eddy Holland)
Performed by Billy Hill
Published by Stone Agate Music
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more