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American Cousins (2003)

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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 ... See full summary »



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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 »


Tony: This guy's pointin' a gun at me. Hey you, be nice and put the gun away.
Taras: Tell the fat bastard to shut up!
Tony: Who you callin' a fat bastard?
Taras: Shut it!
Tony: Don't yell at me sonny, I'm jet-lagged.
Taras: You want to be drop dead? Huh? Think you can keep your fuckin' mouth shut, huh?
Tony: I think my boys would miss me.
Taras: They'll survive.
Tony: No, not them. Them.
[two dozen thugs with guns come out]
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Non Ho L'Eta Per Amarti
Written by Mario Panzeri and Nisa
(c) Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
Performed by Gigliola Cinquetti
By Arrangement with Warner Music Italy/Strategic Marketing UK
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7 September 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

'The best British rom-com/culture-clash comedy in years' it says on the DVD cover. As the writer of the above blurb, I'm happy to say I haven't changed my opinion one iota. It's basically Local Hero meets The Sopranos. After a botched European hit, Mafia types Gino (Nucci) and Settimo (Dan Hedaya) take refuge in a Glasgow fish and chip shop run by their sweet-natured, stamp-collecting cousin, the Scottish/Italian Roberto (Gerald Lepkowski). When Gino takes a shine to Roberto's fellow fryer Alice (a lazily vampish Henderson) it spurs his frustrated lovesick cousin into action and sets the scene for some hilarious one-upmanship. This really is a lovely, lovely film, beautifully performed, and by Lepkowski and Henderson in particular, as the lovers-in-waiting. Perfect for cosying up with on the sofa with someone spesh and, perhaps, a couple of kittens gamboling between your toes (gambling, even – I've nothing against cats betting among themselves.)

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