A new film by the same name has just been released, but does not appear to be a remake or have anything to do with this film. That’s good, because having someone else playing Vinnie simply would not fly.
Today’s pic takes another look at Vinnie the pizza man from Timothy’s last feature film, Echo Park (1986). Here he is telling young Jonathan (Tom Hulce) that “love is like a pizza.”
Jonathan replies: “Vinnie, you think everything is like a pizza.” This is an enjoyable film that most definitely could have benefited from more Vinnie.
Friday’s pic is another from Echo Park (1986), Timothy’s last feature film. As per usual, he stole the spotlight in his brief appearances as Vinnie the pizza slinger, this time from Tom Hulce, fresh from his Oscar nomination for Amadeus (1984).
I do not like the looks of that scar on the underside of his right arm. Must get the story behind that.
Today’s pic is from Tim’s last feature film, Robert Dornhelm‘s Echo Park (1986). Tim is Vinnie, owner of the local pizza joint and boss of delivery boy Jonathan (Tom Hulce). Here he has just given Jonathan a delivery address located, as Jonathan puts it, “in Hell.” The following priceless exchange takes place:
VINNIE: We can’t desert these people, kid. We don’t want to leave them stranded in the 20th century without a pizza…
JONATHAN: I thought we were friends.
VINNIE: A friend delivers a pizza wherever it’s needed.
It’s a small part, but true to form, Tim makes it his own. He does, however, look thin and tired here. Eight years later he would be gone.
VINNIE: Just remember, kid – love is like a pizza…
JONATHAN: Vinnie, you think everything is like a pizza.