For those skeptical of Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei)’s ability to recall very specific details about old cars, the defense agency calls the witness expert Dale Launer, aka. is the screenwriter of “My Cousin Vinny”.
Launer said TheWrap that thanks to his teenage interest in automobile research, he didn’t need to do any research to write down Lisa’s famous testimony. “When I was in high school, there was a time when I could give you the weight, engine displacement, horsepower options, and suspension description of every car sold in the US,” he says. You never know when your weird obsessions will come in handy.
However, Launer also apologized to the few people in the world who could have come up with that speech. He admitted that there was an intentional mistake in the winning testimony: There was actually a third car that had “Independent rear suspension, and enough power to produce these marks,” quotes Lisa. . That would be Chevy Corvair.
Launer knew about this at the time, but ignored it. You can see why: The dynamics of the shot meant he needed Lisa to quickly identify the only possible tire marker. Plus, he said, he thinks no one else will know.
Launer didn’t completely walk away from this confession. “I can think of someone I personally know, who would know it… and I saw him at the premiere.”
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