My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny

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Director: Jonathan Lynn

Cast: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei

     
 

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The film that shot Marisa Tomei to stardom comes to DVD in an excellent package. The disc boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are also accessible. Supplemental features include a commentary by director… See more details below

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The film that shot Marisa Tomei to stardom comes to DVD in an excellent package. The disc boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are also accessible. Supplemental features include a commentary by director Jonathan Lynn, theatrical trailers, and television spots. Fans of the film will be thrilled with the look and sound on the disc. Tomei's Academy Award-winning performance loses nothing on the small screen.

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Anyone who greeted My Cousin Vinny with wariness, uncertain about a fish-out-of-water comedy featuring abrasive New Yorkers in the deep South, should reconsider this gem that gave the world Marisa Tomei. Tomei may not have blossomed into the star many thought she'd be, but her Oscar-winning performance opposite Joe Pesci was the most endearing introduction of new talent in years. Stealing every scene she's in, Tomei makes whining charming and toughness vulnerable, all with an exceptional sense of comic timing. Dale Launer's script offers some hilarious, if predictable, culture clashes, and the chemistry of Pesci and Tomei give the story exhilarating zip. As the exasperated judge, Fred Gwynne (in his final film appearance) is a perfect anchor and straight man, while Ralph Macchio and Mitchell Whitfield make the most of secondary roles, watching the unpracticed courtroom manner of the lawyer hired to defend them with dawning horror. The story is not high on originality, but its tight execution, especially the intelligent details of the case, make My Cousin Vinny a first-class piece of populist entertainment. Director Jonathan Lynn tried to wring another hit from the courtroom antics of novice attorneys with 1997's Trial and Error, starring Jeff Daniels and Michael Richards, but couldn't duplicate Vinny's intoxicating charm.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2000
UPC:
0024543005315
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
2:00:00

Special Features

Director's commentary; Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Languages: English Dolby surround; French Dolby surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Theatrical trailers; TV spots

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Pesci Vincent La Guardia Gambini
Ralph Macchio Bill Gambini
Marisa Tomei Mona Lisa Vito
Mitchell Whitfield Stan Rothenstein
Fred Gwynne Judge Chamberlain Haller
Lane Smith Jim Trotter III
Austin Pendleton John Gibbons
Bruce McGill Sheriff Farley
Maury Chaykin Sam Tipton
Pauline Meyers Constance Riley
Raynor Scheine Ernie Crane
James Rebhorn George Wilbur
Chris Ellis J.T.
Michael Simpson Neckbrace
Lou Walker Grits Cook
Kenney Jones Jimmy Willis
Thomas Merdis Man in Town Square
J. Don Ferguson 1st Guard
Michael Genevie 2nd Guard
Jeff Lewis 1st Deputy
Ron Leggett 2nd Deputy
Aubrey J. Osteen 3rd Deputy
Larry Shuler Hotel Clerk
Suzi Bass Woman
Bill Coates Bailiff
Muriel Moore 1st Juror
Bob Penny 2nd Juror
Michael Burgess Prison Van Driver
Jill Jane Clements Courtroom Clerk

Technical Credits
Jonathan Lynn Director
Robert J. Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Dale Launer Producer,Screenwriter
Tony Lombardo Editor
Victoria Paul Production Designer
Michael Rizzo Art Director
David Rubin Casting
James Sarzotti Makeup
Paul Schiff Producer
Rando Schmook Art Director
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
Carol Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Main Titles: Tuna Thieves [6:34]
2. A Confession [4:56]
3. Outsiders [2:43]
4. An In And Out Procedure [6:13]
5. Judge Haller [4:31]
6. A Southern Breakfast [2:09]
7. Learning The Procedure [8:37]
8. At The Pool Hall [3:39]
9. A Broken Faucet [2:30]
10. Eyewitnesses [6:21]
11. One Chance [7:35]
12. A Bonding Thing [3:40]
13. It's Called Disclosure [:40]
14. No Vincent Gambini [2:49]
15. 30 Minutes To Get Ready [7:09]
16. Opening Statements [2:47]
17. Questioning Sam Tipton [5:03]
18. Mr. Crane And Mrs. Riley [6:34]
19. New Evidence [5:05]
20. The Missing Link [4:29]
21. Mona Lisa Vito [5:46]
22. Charges Dismissed [10:03]
23. A Little Help From A Friend [3:57]
24. End Titles [1:25]

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