My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Joe Pesci
Marisa Tomei
Fred Gwynne
Ralph Macchio
Mitchell Whitfield
Movie Details
Director Jonathan Lynn
Producer Dale Launer; Paul Schiff
Writer Dale Launer
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 2 hr 0 mins
Color Color
Plot
When two Italian-American boys from New York are falsely accused of murder in a small Alabama town, they call for a lawyer--but the only lawyer they know is their cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci), who made six attempts before he passed his bar exam. My Cousin Vinny is a classic fish-out-of-water comedy; the flimsy plot about clearing the two boys and solving the murder is just a hook to support a lot of culture-clash humor. Thanks to the strong cast of character actors like Fred Gwynne, Austin Pendleton, and Lane Smith, it's pretty funny--even old-hat jokes about Brooklyn versus Southern accents come to life. Pesci has played a few too many schticky characters, but this time it works. There's just enough humanity in his caricature to make Vinny likable and entertaining. When the movie was released, there was controversy about whether Marisa Tomei, playing Vinny's big-haired and black-leather-wearing fiancée, deserved to win the best supporting actress Oscar (she beat out Judy Davis, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, and Vanessa Redgrave); but seeing her performance on its own, it's a comic marvel and worthy of honor. --Bret Fetzer
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Index 269
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 024543005315
Chapters 24
Release Date 8/14/01
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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