R | | Comedy, Crime
Two New Yorkers accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college call in the help of one of their cousins, a loudmouth lawyer with no trial experience.
In the film, Judge Haller gives Vinny a constant hard time because of Vinny's being from New York City. This is ironic, considering that Fred Gwynne, who plays Judge Haller, was a native New Yorker himself, while, oddly, Joe Pesci (Vinny) is not.
What's this over here?
Grits Cook: You never heard of grits?
Vinny Gambini: Sure, I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.
The pool hustler "J.T." is called "J.G." by one of his flunkies during the nighttime $200 rolled-up wad of bills scene with Vinny.
The Australian TV version cuts out several lines of dialogue and the scene "Imagine you're a deer...." to get a PG rating. The video and cable versions are unaltered.
$7,416,751 15 March 1992