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Movie Info & Cast
- Joe Pesci
- Ralph Macchio
- Marisa Tomei
- Mitchell Whitfield
- Fred Gwynne
- Lane Smith
- Austin Pendleton
- Bruce McGill
- Maury Chaykin
- Paulene Myers
Did You Know?
- When Vinny is trying to explain his "real name" to Judge Haller he knocks over the judge's chess board. This was accidental but director Jonathan Lynn thought it was so funny and authentic he decided to leave it in the film.
- Lisa's hand on her mouth when showing new developed photos to Vinny.
- Vinny Gambini: I object to this witness being called at this time. We've been given no prior notice he'd testify. No discovery of any tests he's conducted or reports he's prepared. And as the court is aware, the defense is entitled to advance notice of any witness who will testify, particularly to those who will give scientific evidence, so that we can properly prepare for cross-examination, as well as to give the defense an opportunity to have the witness's reports reviewed by a defense expert, who might then be in a position to contradict the veracity of his conclusions.
- [there is a short pause as Judge Haller appears caught off-guard by Vinny's sudden compentence with knowledge of the law]
- Judge Chamberlain Haller: Mr. Gambini?
- Vinny Gambini: Yes, sir?
- Judge Chamberlain Haller: That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection.
- Vinny Gambini: Thank you, Your Honor.
- [firm tone]
- Judge Chamberlain Haller: Overruled.
Atom User Reviews
Taken a little too seriously, My Cousin Vinny can be seen as a celebration of the breadth and richness of the American landscape. Maybe the movie isn't exactly about that, but to enjoy it is, in a small way, to celebrate that richness. [13 Mar 1992, p.D3]
A good-hearted comedy of clashing cultures. The film finds great fun in coaxing out and mocking a range of regional differences, from mutually impenetrable accents to radical variants in dress codes, but miraculously never descends to broad, dismissive caricatures.