Monticello, Georgia: Sac-O-Suds Store from My Cousin Vinny (Closed)

A shoplifted can of tuna from the Sac-O-Suds store set the plot in motion for the 1992 film, "My Cousin Vinny." Currently closed, but Sac-O-Suds exterior is still there.

9.5 miles west of downtown, on the south side of Hwy 16, just east of the Ocmulgee River bridge.
Jan. 2019: Reported permanently closed.

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Sac-O-Suds Store

The same Sac-O-Suds store from the movie My Cousin Vinny also appears in the Netflix series "Rectify" in season 2, episode 8. I recognized the name right away (having seen My Cousin Vinny a dozen times).

[TS, 11/19/2020]

Sac-O-Suds still stands, but the store closed in 2019. Rectify filmed there in 2013-14.


Sac-O-Suds Store from My Cousin Vinny

The Sac-O-Suds grocery store was the site of the key robbery/murder in the 1992 comedy film, "My Cousin Vinny." The store was closed and fell into disrepair afterward, but it was bought, restored, and reopened in 2014.

Although it now serves primarily as a bait and tackle shop for visitors to nearby recreational areas, the Sac-O-Suds does have several items from the movie, including an original script and a signed poster from the cast. It also has several souvenirs for sale, such as branded cans of tuna (the item stolen from the store in the film) and various shirts for both adults and "yutes" alike.

Additionally, the Jasper County Courthouse, which served as the exterior location for the movie's courtroom scenes, is just a few miles east in downtown Monticello.

[Todd Knaperek, 02/09/2016]

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