My Cousin Vinny

Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who’s a lawyer – Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend, to try his first case, it’s a real shock – for him and the Deep South!

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Film Cast:

  • Vincent ‘Vinny’ Gambini: Joe Pesci
  • William ‘Billy’ Gambini: Ralph Macchio
  • Mona Lisa Vito: Marisa Tomei
  • Stan Rothenstein: Mitchell Whitfield
  • Judge Chamberlain Haller: Fred Gwynne
  • Jim Trotter III: Lane Smith
  • John Gibbons: Austin Pendleton
  • Sheriff Farley: Bruce McGill
  • Sam Tipton: Maury Chaykin
  • Constance Riley: Paulene Myers
  • Ernie Crane: Raynor Scheine
  • George Wilbur: James Rebhorn
  • J.T.: Chris Ellis
  • Grits Cook: Lou Walker
  • Prison Van Driver: Michael Burgess
  • Neckbrace: Michael Simpson
  • Jimmy Willis: Kenny Jones
  • Man in Town Square: Thomas Merdis
  • Guard #1: J. Don Ferguson
  • Guard #2: Michael Genevie
  • Deputy #1: Jeff Lewis
  • Deputy #2: Ron Leggett
  • Deputy #3: Aubrey J. Osteen
  • Hotel Clerk: Larry Shuler
  • Woman: Suzi Bass
  • Bailiff: Bill Coates
  • Courtroom Clerk: Jill Jane Clements
  • Juror #1: Muriel Moore
  • Juror #2: Bob Penny

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Stephen E. Rivkin
  • Set Decoration: Michael Seirton
  • Director of Photography: Peter Deming
  • Original Music Composer: Randy Edelman
  • Producer: Dale Launer
  • Producer: Paul Schiff
  • Director: Jonathan Lynn
  • Production Design: Victoria Paul
  • Art Direction: Michael Rizzo
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Michael Hilkene
  • Sound Effects: Odin Benitez
  • Editor: Tony Lombardo
  • First Assistant Director: Frank Capra III
  • Unit Production Manager: Mary McLaglen
  • Sound Editor: James Bryan
  • Sound Editor: Gaston Biraben
  • Second Assistant Director: Jeffrey Wetzel
  • Sound Editor: Kevin Hearst
  • Costume Design: Carol Wood
  • Sound Editor: Eric Lindemann
  • Sound Editor: Robert Fitzgerald
  • Script Supervisor: Susan Bierbaum
  • Foley Editor: Richard Dwan Jr.
  • Makeup Artist: James Sarzotti
  • Art Direction: Rando Schmook
  • Sound Editor: Mark Rathaus
  • Sound Editor: Jeremy J. Gordon
  • Special Effects: Dick Cross
  • Music Consultant: Joel Sill
  • Boom Operator: Pud Cusack
  • Apprentice Sound Editor: Mark A. Tracy
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Thomas W. Small
  • Sound Mixer: Robert J. Anderson Jr.
  • Hairstylist: Anthony Sorrentino
  • Post Production Supervisor: Leslie A. Leitner
  • Key Makeup Artist: Carmen Willis
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Roseanne Griffith
  • Sound Editor: C.T.W.
  • Apprentice Sound Editor: Alfred G. Heath
  • Second Assistant Sound: Wolf Schmidt
  • Carpenter: Jim Whiting

Movie Reviews:

  • Wuchak: _**Funny, with characters you care about**_

    “My Cousin Vinny” was a hit when it was released in 1992. Two youths from New York are wrongly accused of murder while traveling through Alabama and one of them (Ralph Macchio) calls on his inexperienced lawyer cousin, Vinny (Joe Pesci), to defend them. Vinny roles into town with his hot fiancé (Marisa Tomei) intent on winning his first big case.

    I’ve heard a lot about this movie over the years, but never got around to seeing it till the other night and was pleasantly surprised. It’s part fish-out-of-water comedy and part courtroom drama. The hulking Fred Gwynne plays the staunch judge, an amusing performance. It was Gwynne’s last film.

    The movie is filled with laughs throughout, but it’s more than just a goofball comedy. At some point early in the second act I strangely found myself liking Vinny and wanting him to succeed. I also found myself warming up to Vinny & his fiancé as a couple. They’re an odd couple, but somehow click. I guess this is where Marisa got the reputation for liking short, stocky men.

    Speaking of Marisa, she’s just stunning here, although I prefer her more as she gets older, e.g. 2008’s “The Wrestler.”

    The film was shot in Georgia and runs 120 minutes.

    GRADE: B+

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