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Someone Else's America (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  10 May 1996 (USA)
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This tale take place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alonso
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Bayo (as Miki Manojlovic)
María Casares ...
Alonso's Mother
Zorka Manojlovic ...
Bayo's Mother
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Lukas
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Panchito
Lanny Flaherty ...
Guide
Mihalis Giannatos ...
Greek Agent (as Michalis Yannatos)
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Foreman
Predrag Ejdus ...
Doctor
Chia-Ching Niu ...
Chinese Girl
Andjela Stojkovic ...
Savka
Lazar Kalmic ...
Pepo
Ananda Ellis ...
Afisi
John Norman Thomas ...
Afisi's Brother
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This tale take place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "American Dream". Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Two friends, two worlds, one dream.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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At the end of the movie as the family are loading the car to drive to San Francisco, the track for the camera is visible in the reflection on the car door and side. See more »

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Bayo: Did I ever tell you the story of my people? We no surrender.
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Better than most of the run-of-the-mill Hollywood stuff rolling into theaters every Friday, but I expected more from Paskaljevic
12 June 2002 | by (Toronto, ON.) – See all my reviews

Decent work, but most of this is very safe, tried and tested material.

Tom Conti and Miki Manojlovic both do a good job but they can pretty much sleepwalk through this movie, so little is required of them. I really expected Paskaljevic, who's done much better work both before and after this movie, to pick more challenging material then this familiar and overused "coming to America, starting new life, oh it's tough but we'll try to make it after all" stuff for his American debut.

At the end of the day, the only thing that stands out is Sergej Trifunovic in his first performance on film, playing Bajo's (Miki Manojlovic) older son. Him and Bajo get some memorable exchanges. I was so glad that they made Trifunovic's character to be unscrupulous and oily, who in spite of, or rather because of that turns out to be the only one who succeeds in the new country. In a lesser Hollywood movie, I'm sure that stubborn old Bajo would in the end be the one enjoying American good life and his unmoral son would be getting what's coming to him.


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