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Release Date:
October 1989 (USA) See more »
A story of love, revenge and cappuccino
Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Marvelous Film For Everyone To See See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vittorio Duse ... Nonno

Joseph Long ... Danilo
Anita Zagaria ... Rosa
Eileen Way ... Mama Sibilla

Vittorio Amandola ... Barbariccia
Roberto Scateni ... Falco
Stefano Spagnoli ... Young Eddie
Alec Bregonzi ... Headwaiter

Ronan Vibert ... Man in Pig Scene
Mathilda Thorpe ... Woman in Pig Scene (as Matilda Thorpe)
Anthony Manzoni ... Doorman

Sidney Kean ... Pepe
Ray Marioni ... Mario
Sarah Hadaway ... Teresa

Anna Pernicci ... Angelica
Ian Hawkes ... Eddie
Jimmy Lambert ... Bruno
Frank Rozelaar-Green ... Gino
Lee Simpson ... Maurice
Jason Rush ... Jason
Frank Coda ... Gennaro
Lino Omoboni ... Barber
Michael Mears ... Father Anthony

Tat Whalley ... Beetle
Nicola Kimber ... Club Hostess
Paul Casimir ... Auto Mechanic
Jane Hollowood ... Postwoman

Henry Goodman ... Taxi Driver
Cliff Parisi ... Manager
Melena Noia ... Nonno's Mother
Rhys Brock ... Young Nonno

Directed by
Jon Amiel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Grisoni  writer

Produced by
Graham Benson .... executive producer
John Hardy .... producer
Caroline Hewitt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Michael Convertino 
Cinematography by
Mike Southon 
Film Editing by
Peter Boyle 
Casting by
Michelle Guish 
Production Design by
Jim Clay 
Art Direction by
Philip Elton 
Costume Design by
Lindy Hemming 
Makeup Department
Magdalen Gaffney .... chief makeup designer
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... hair stylist
Production Management
Dickie Bamber .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... first assistant director
Cesare Noia .... assistant director: Italy (as Cesere Noia)
Gianni Ricci .... second assistant director: Italy
Paul Taylor .... second assistant director
Julia Waye .... third assistant director
Art Department
Micky Bacon .... chargehand stand-by
Alan Billam .... stagehand
Don Bradburn .... dressing props (as Donald Bradburn)
Paul Bradburn .... stand-by props
Fred Crosby .... painter
Gary Crosby .... painter
Peter Farrants .... stand-by carpenter
Tessa Harrison .... assistant art director
Steve Hedinger .... decor/lettering artist
Sean Kiely .... stand-by painter
Emanuele Marro .... art department assistant: Italy
Brian Neighbour .... carpenter
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Brian Read .... props buyer (as Bryan Reid)
David Reilly .... property master (as Dave Reilly)
Steve Rogers .... carpenter
Chris Sayers .... construction manager
Keith Smith .... stand-by stagehand
Lucinda Wheater .... art department trainee
Sound Department
Stefna Borges .... assistant dubbing editor (as Stefna Smal)
Richard Finney .... sound assistant (as Richie Finney)
John Frankel .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Glossop .... production sound recordist
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Illing .... assistant dubbing editor
Justin Kaufmann .... second assistant sound editor
Patrick Morgan .... sound department trainee
Steve O'Brien .... sound maintenance
Kant Pan .... footsteps editor
Peter Pennell .... supervising dubbing editor
Bob Risk .... dialogue editor
Melanie Ryder .... first assistant sound editor
Roberto Dell'Acqua .... stunt coordinator: Italy
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Barker .... clapper loader
Deborah Imogen Beer .... unit still photographer (as Deborah Beer)
Micky Brown .... gaffer
Pete Cavaciuti .... steadicam operator
Malcolm Evans .... generator operator
Stewart Hadley .... electrician (as Stuart Hadley)
Ian Jackson .... focus puller
Charles Lagus .... underwater camera operator
Reg Lockwood .... stand-by rigger (as Reginald Lockwood)
Tim Murphy .... rigger
Mick O'Connell .... electrician (as Mickey O'Connell)
Bernie Pochetty .... best boy electric (as Bernie Poccetti)
Michael Seymour .... rigger (as Micky Seymour)
Malcolm Sheehan .... grip
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Simon Starling .... camera trainee
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Rita Forzano .... casting: Italy
Simon Turner .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Black .... costume supervisor
Philip Crichton .... costume assistant
Alex Grace .... wardrobe runner
Vickie Hallam .... wardrobe researcher
Editorial Department
Phil Setterfield .... color grader (as Philip Setterfield)
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Dick Lewzey .... music recording mixer
Harry Rabinowitz .... musical director
Robert Stewart .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Gerry Cobb .... driver: props
John Donne .... driver (as Jonny Donne)
Gary Franklin .... driver: makeup/hair
Tom Houghton .... driver
Ken Lupton .... driver: minibus (as Kenny Lupton)
Bob Thorn .... driver: construction
Dino Uliveri .... transportation coordinator: Italy
Micky Webb .... driver: wardrobe
Paul Webb .... driver: props stand-by
Gary Young .... driver: camera car (as Garry Young)
Other crew
Shelly Bancroft .... script development
Laurie Borg .... location manager
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations
Janette Day .... unit publicist
Charlotte De Vlaming .... assistant to producer
Marissa Devereux .... accounting assistant
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
John Donne .... runner (as Jonny Donne)
Barbara Fancardelli .... liaison: Italy
Jonathan Finn .... production assistant (as Jonathon Finn)
William Green .... production coordinator
Nicky Gregory .... unit nurse
Christopher Hamilton .... fixer: Italy
Tom Houghton .... runner
Laura Kanerick .... floor runner
Fiona Morham .... production coordinator
Ron Mueck .... talking pig by
Rob Partridge .... armourer
Filippo Righi .... translator: Italian
Carmelina Wright .... chaperone
Carmelina Wright .... tutor

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112 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1991) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG | USA:PG

Did You Know?

In one sequence, Mama Sibilla is watching television and commenting on the film "The Vikings". The actress who plays Mama Sibilla is Eileen Way, who played the witch Kitala in "The Vikings".See more »
Movie Connections:
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Marvelous Film For Everyone To See, 6 March 2001
Author: Jay Fenton ( from Pittsburgh, PA

One of the most charming films of the 80's. It's a happy, sad, tragic, comic and glorious film about an Italian immigrant family living in England, filled with the kind of characters that used to be so common in 30's and 40's films when we had character actors who played outrageous, over-the-top parts.

The story opens in Italy where Danilo steals Rosa away on her wedding day from the man her mother had chosen for her. Their escape plays with the action of a Republic serial but with a totally unexpected comic ending. The two flee to London where Danilo is given the secret to winning at cards from a talking stuffed pig on a meat platter. But his success is short lived and he and his family soon turn to running a coffee shop that is only marginally successful.

The rest of the film is taken up with marriage and family and the adventures of life that happened while they wait for that lucky break-----------and it happens with an extraordinary event that pulls joy from tragedy. I'll only tell you that for the men in her life, Rosa remains the Queen of Hearts.

The film has all the sweetness and heartache of FORREST GUMP------------and all the love and inspiration, too--------backed my lush romantic music that parallels the emotion of the characters.

If you buy only one film from the MGM Vault Classics, I'd recommend this one.

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