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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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Buonasera Signorina
Words and Music by Carl Sigman and Peter De Rose
Performed by Adriano Celentano
Master recording courtesy of Saar Records, Milan
Published by Majorsongs Co (ASCAP), Enterprise Music Corp, Memory Lane Music Ltd, Redwood Music Ltd,
De Rose Music, Songwriters Guild of America
Used by kind permission of Bug Music Inc, Carlin Music Corp, Windswept Pacific, International Music Network Ltd
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Lovely
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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