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American Cousins (2003)

Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are ... See full summary »

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Gino
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Alice
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Roberto
Russell Hunter ...
Nonno
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Settimo
Stevan Rimkus ...
JoJo
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Taras
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Henry
Jake Abraham ...
Vince
Eva Coutts ...
Young Sundae Girl
Alan McQueen ...
Ostap
George McNeilage ...
Andriy
Rab Reilly ...
Mikola
Maureen Carr ...
Woman at Airport
Sean McCardie ...
Boy at Airport
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Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are fish frying and stamp collecting, and he thinks Magnum 45s are a type of ice cream. Gino and Settimo try to repay Roberto's hospitality by chasing off a debt collector who wants his property, but their strong arm tactics alarm him and he realises they aren't the PR consultants they claimed to be Written by Anonymous

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You think you've got family problems.

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28 November 2003 (UK)  »

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When Gino and Settimo arrive at the airport, the interior is clearly showing Glasgow "Prestwick" airport, however when Roberto leaves the airport in his van with Gino and Settimo he drives across the roundabout which is outside Glasgow International (Abbotsinch) airport which is 35 miles away from Prestwick. See more »

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Gino: All we done in four days is fry fish and shoot people. Want counts for fun around here?
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Written by Domenico Modugno ( as Modugno) and Franco Migliacci (as Migiaccis)
Performed by Domenico Modugno
Master recording courtesy of Orfeon Records, Mexico
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd
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one of the better films from the uk
10 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

actually i'd give it 7.5 out of 10, but IMDb don't do fractions.

its an unusual film. beautifully made, unformulaic, and as good as a rom-com as any. both leads are not your normal romantic leading types, but shirley henderson and gerald lepowskiw have good chemistry. henderson is a very underrated actress. somehow, film feels very nourish, probably because its set in Glasgow, Scotland.

the ending's somewhat rushed, but altogether pretty impressive for a debut.

not quite shallow grave or trainspotting, but i'd rather watch this than any of the blockbuster Hugh Grant vehicles from Working Title


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