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Rating: 5.9/10 by 106 users

My Blue Heaven (1990)

FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs...

  • Herbert Ross
  • Ariel Levy
  • Nora Ephron
Release Date: Fri, Aug 17, 1990

Rating: 5.9/10 by 106 users

Alternative Title:
Мои голубые небеса - RU
Мой голубой рай - RU
Az én kék egem - HU
Kamutanú - HU
Moje modre nebe - CZ
Un pourri au paradis - FR
Das Schlitzohr von der Mafia - DE
Gangsterilähiö - FI
Gangsterparadiset - FI

United States of America
Runtime: 01 hour 37 minutes
Budget: $0
Revenue: $0

Plot Keyword: california, fbi, gangster, witness protection

Steve Martin
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli
Rick Moranis
Barney Coopersmith
Joan Cusack
Hannah Stubbs
Melanie Mayron
Crystal Rybak
Colleen Camp
Dr. Margaret Snow Coopersmith
Ed Lauter
Daniel Stern
Will Stubbs
William Hickey
Billy Sparrow/Johnny Bird


My Blue Heaven is okay. The acting is serviceable, although never did I believe that Steve Martin was an Italian Mob guy. I didn't find it particularly funny; I laughed two times and those were more out of shock. The plot, which Wikipedia tells me is vaguely based on the same guy who inspired Goodfellas, isn't exactly a new or unique idea, but it has some potential as both a fish out of water and an odd couple story. My Blue Heaven is fine; there isn't anything terrible, nothing drew me out of the film (except Steve Martin's casting and the choice to use title cards to occasionally change perspective), and I never was confused or disappointed with the story beats, but I was never impressed or fully invested. I picked this movie at random and didn't know what I was watching until the title appeared. I was excited to see that I was going to see a movie with Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack, but they are all misused and easily could have been replaced with any other B-list actor. Again, it's fine. It's okay. I didn't dislike it, but there are plenty of better movies to have given that hour and a half to.

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