Itinerary

My Cousin Vinny Film Tour

See where the "two yutes" got into trouble in Georgia

Two New Yorkers are accused of a murder in rural Alabama and must call in their inept cousin Vinny to defend them in court. Jokes abound when the Northern and Southern stereotypes collide. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio and Marisa Tomei star in the film, which has become one of Georgia's most iconic movies. The Oscar-winning film celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, and you can still visit many of the locations in Monticello and beyond. 

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    Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny, filmed in Monticello, Georgia

Pick up some tuna and reenact the courtroom drama

Sac-O-Suds

Located on the Ocmulgee River, Sac-O-Suds is where Stan and Billy stop to stock up for road trip snacks. The real store closed and reopened in 2014, now serving as a convenience store selling barbecue, bait and tackle, and movie memorabilia. You can also rent tubes here from Ocmulgee Adventures and spend a leisurely day tubing on the Ocmulgee River. See the original script and signed movie poster, and pick up your own can of tuna. Just don't forget to pay for it!

Downtown Monticello

This quaint town was used as the backdrop for the fictional town in the film. A number of local businesses were seen as shots showed cars driving down Forsyth Street. Monticello was settled in the 1600s, established in 1808 and is known as the "Deer Capital of Georgia." Much of the town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jasper County Historic Courthouse

Jasper County Historic Courthouse was featured prominently in the film, seen in all exterior courthouse scenes and some of the interior scenes. Others were done on a set in Covington, but you can still see the stunning features of the Neo-Classical building, including its hexagonal cupola clock tower. In addition to "My Cousin Vinny," the courthouse was used in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings" and "Murder in Coweta County."

Dave's BBQ

Open for breakfast and lunch, this Monticello eatery was used in a scene where Vinny and Lisa eat lunch during court recess. You can even see the plaque on the table where they sat. Dave’s BBQ is known for its fried chicken, barbecue and soul food dishes.

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