My Cousin Vinny

Jonathan Lynn

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Joe Pesci plays a rookie lawyer from New York come to defend his nephew and friend for murder in a small Alabama town. As you can imagine, he and the local judge blend as well as oil and water. Watching this movie is an extremely entertaining way to learn some of the basic rules of fact and witness examination. It’s also probably the only time in movie history that an actress playing an expert witness (Marissa Tomei) will win a Best Supporting Actress.