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Or else Pizza, is gonna send out, for you.
~ Vinnie threatening Lone Starr and Barf.

Vinnie is the robotic Mafioso-like subordinate of Pizza the Hutt and a minor antagonist in the 1987 live action film, Spaceballs. Vinnie appears to suffer from some sort of mechanical glitch which often causes him to twitch between sentences. He dresses like a stereotypical mobster, wearing a formal striped black suit, black gloves, sunglasses and a fedora. He seems to enjoy eating his boss's cheesy body.

He was played by Rudy De Luca.

History

In the film both Vinnie and Pizza the Hutt threatened to kill Lone Starr and Barf that if he did not pay his debt of 1,000,000 space bucks to them by tomorrow, effectively making Vinnie and Pizza responsible for Lone Starr and Barf accepting the King Roland, the king of Druidia's request and setting in motion the events of the story.

By the end of the movie, Pizza The Hut is killed when he was trapped inside his limousine and ate himself to death. It's unknown what became of Vinnie afterwards. Although its likely he either became unemployed or was made the new head of Pizza's organization.

Trivia

  • It's unknown who, or what, Vinnie is supposed to be parodying from the Star Wars movies, but it's possible that he parodies the bounty hunter; Boba Fett or Bib Fortuna.
  • His stuttering speech pattern and mannerism are similar to Max Headroom.