My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny

Jonathan Lynn (1992)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this enjoyable fish-out-of-water comedy, Joe Pesci plays the Vinny of the title, an extremely inept lawyer (who has never tried a case in court), who comes to the rescue of his young cousin (Ralph Macchio) when the lad runs into a bit of trouble with the law in the Deep South. Pesci has great fun with his role - a huge departure from his Oscar-winning turn as a gangster in GoodFellas - but the biggest surprise is Marisa Tomei, who plays his coarse Brooklyn girlfriend. Although she's great in what was her first major role, there was widespread surprise when she walked off with the best supporting actress Oscar, beating three British nominees, including Miranda Richardson for her role in Damage.

Summary

Two New York students travelling through Alabama think they have been arrested for shoplifting so admit their guilt - only to find they have in fact been charged with murder. Fortunately, one of the pair has a cousin who is a lawyer - but his ineptitude and inexperience could do more harm than good. Comedy, starring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei and Ralph Macchio.

Cast & Crew

Vinny Gambini Joe Pesci
Mona Lisa Vito Marisa Tomei
Bill Gambini Ralph Macchio
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 Pauline Meyers
Ernie Crane Raynor Scheine
George Wilbur James Rebhorn
JT Chris Ellis
Neckbrace Michael Simpson
Grits cook Lou Walker
Jimmy Willis Kenny Jones
Man in town square Thomas Merdis
Hotel clerk Larry Shuler
Director Jonathan Lynn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy