My Blue Heaven (1990)
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Steve Martin, Rick Moranis and Joan Cusak star as a silver-tonguedmobster forced into the federal witness protection program; the FBIagent so intent on keeping his witness alive to testify that he is blindto his charge's ongoing criminal activities; and the local districtattorney driven to desperate measures by the federally protectedgangsters causing havoc in her town.]]>
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Vincent Antonelli (Martin) is a New York City gangster. He's tough, handsome and feared. However, when he witnesses a murder, he is put into the San Francisco division of the FBI's Witness Protection Program under the care of Agent Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis). Despite trying to hide his identity, Vinny can't help but stick his nose into trouble. This angers Barney as well as idealistic District Attorney Hannah Stubbs (Joan Cusack, cast to type once again), who clashes with Barney over how Vinnie's criminal offences should be handled. But soon, the rough edges are smoothed out. Vinnie and Barney become friends, and Barney and Hannah become an item. But the mob is after them, and a series of events leads for this happy picture to be smeared. It all leads up to a great conclusion.
"My Blue Heaven" is a hilarious film that belongs in anybody's dvd collection. Recommended.
There's no need for a detailed plot summary--Steve Martin is a NY Italian mafia member turned federal witness, so he's undercover in suburban San Diego with Rick Moranis as his straight-edge FBI babysitter (the man has a system for everything, including the eating of pancakes). Martin's monologues and pontifications and brilliant excuses for his petty thefts are worth the price of admission alone. Martin's mafia-cool influence on the nerdy Moranis is also absolutely priceless, full of laughs through-and-through. Joan Cusak gives an excellent performance as the uptight local DA (complete with Army shoes) who butts heads with Martin's petty crimes again and again.
Don't miss out on one of the most underrated and delicious comedy flicks of the 1980's (okay, so it did come out in 1990, but it rings 80's comedy all throughout). The DVD is certainly priced right!
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All time favorite. If you never thought Rich Moranis was sexy, you haven't seen this!Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great, but be warned that the Amazon streaming version seems to be a mix of theatrical release and TV broadcast version, which several obvious overdubs of swear words with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by 100 Watt Walrus
We enjoyed watching this comedy where the young Steve Martin is a criminal in the Witness Protection Program. He plays a funny and surprisingly likeable incorrigible con man. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Canary