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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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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 Jimmie Crane (as Crane) and Al Jacobs (as Jacobs)
Performed by Fausto Leali
Master recording courtesy of Peer-Southern Productions, Italy
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd
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Good things going for it.
8 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Occasionally, a movie made overseas for domestic filmgoers is worthy of seeking a wider audience and this gem from Britain, screened at the 2003 American Film Market, is one of them. It has a lot of good stuff going for it.

Two American Mafioso types flee to Scotland when a deal in Kiev goes wrong. In Glasgow, they hide out with Bobbie, a cousin, who operates an ice cream parlor and fish-and-chip shop. Complications arise when a couple of inept Liverpool thugs, contracted by the Russian Mob, turn up to hunt down the visitors. As if this wasn't enough, loansharks are after Bobbie to collect on a loan.

All in all, a pleasant minor comedy which I liked a lot, mainly for its good intentions and above standard acting. Danny Nucci delivers a sympathetic performance as Bobbie augmented by Scottish-born Shirley Henderson, who plays Alice his wife.. She is an actress who first came to my attention with a brilliant performance as Marie Melmonte in the PBS tv miniseries "The Way We Live Now."


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