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Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)

Nea Marin miliardar (original title)
A Romanian peasant, visiting a friend who is working at a hotel on the Black Sea Riviera, is mistaken for a look-alike rich American businessman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amza Pellea ...
Uncle Marin Juvete / Mr. Marlon Juvett
Draga Olteanu Matei ...
Veta, Uncle Marin's Wife
Jean Constantin ...
Teach, Gang Leader
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ...
Doe, Crime Boss
Sebastian Papaiani ...
Gogu
Puiu Calinescu ...
Lieutenant Colombo
Stela Popescu ...
The Vamp
Stefan Banica ...
Poe
Vasilica Tastaman ...
Hotel Boutique Clerk
Hamdi Cerchez ...
Moe
Adina Popescu ...
Hotel Room Attendant
Stefan Thuri ...
Gang Member Rich
Brandusa Manu ...
Samantha Juvett (as Brîndusa Manu)
Corneliu Gîrbea ...
Peach (as Cornel Gîrbea)
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Samantha's First Kidnapper
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Storyline

A Romanian peasant is visiting his friend Gogu who works at a hotel on the Black Sea Riviera.At the same hotel the rich American businessman,Mr.Juvett, with many mob enemies on his tail,is mistaken for the peasant Nea Marin,due to their perfect resemblance.The American mob has a contract on Mr. Juvett's life and hit-men have followed him to Romania.Unfortunatelly for Nea Marin he is thrown into Mr. Juvett's world and vice-versa,with hilarious consequences. Written by nufs68

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5 February 1979 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle Martin, the Multimillionaire  »

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ROL 3,702,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Director Sergiu Nicolaescu does not appear in the film but his voice is lent to the TV announcer reading the news about the airplane high-jacking. See more »

Soundtracks

Horsell Common and the Heat Ray
(from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds) (uncredited)
Written by Jeff Wayne
Performed by Jeff Wayne
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successful comedy
8 February 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is a kind of legend. for cast. for good memories of a generation. for its virtue as fresh air under Communist fog. in fact, it is a puzzle. different pieces. a memorable character. great actors. and a lot of forms of humor. it is the only comedy by Sergiu Nicolaescu. a surrogate but with a fantastic success to public. today, it is difficult to define it. it is nice, full of sparkles, but not extraordinary. but the flavor of that Romania, gray, cold, is the perfect argument to discover it again and again. sure, the situation humor is not real brilliant but it remains pleasant. and this is enough. for Romanians because out of theirs it is almost not expected to be more than another comedy. for me , it is a slice from great Amza Pellea huge art. and a journey in past. really charming.


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