Top definition. Cousin Vinny. Find the short youtube clip of Joe Pesci in the movie My Cousin Vinny in which he tells the judge: "Everything that guy just said is bullshit. Thank you. Post it in a facebook comment underneath someone else's comment who is completely full of shit. Instead of spending precious hours of your life arguing with someone and getting frustrated, this is a much more effective way to deal with the situation.
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Skip to Content. Honesty, loyalty, and playing by the rules triumph. People who take advantage of others and prey on those weaker than themselves can be conquered by intelligence and confidence. It's not always possible to judge a person's worth by exterior appearances. Leading characters demonstrate courage, resourcefulness, a sense of fair play, and smarts despite the fact that they look ignorant and in over their heads when we first meet them. The sheriff and court officials prove to be honest and impartial, unlike those characterized in most comedies about the Southern justice system. A character fires a pistol into the air several times in anger.
The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox and released on March 13, The film deals with two young New Yorkers traveling through rural Alabama who are arrested and put on trial for a murder they did not commit and the comical attempts of a cousin, Vincent Gambini, a lawyer who had only recently passed the bar exam after several unsuccessful attempts, to defend them. The film has also been lauded by attorneys for its accurate depiction of court procedure and trial strategy. After they leave, the store clerk is robbed and killed, and Bill and Stan are arrested for the murder. Due to circumstantial evidence and a confession to the shoplifting that is misconstrued as one to the shooting, Bill is charged with first-degree murder , and Stan as an accessory. Bill's mother reminds him there is an attorney in the family: his cousin Vinny. Although he is willing to take the case, Vinny is a personal injury lawyer from Brooklyn , newly admitted to the bar and having no trial experience.