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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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Reminds you why you fell in love with cinema in the first place.
4 June 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews



Two American Mafiosi are forced to lay-low with nice-guy Scottish cousin Bobby after a job in Eastern Europe goes badly wrong. Then one of them takes a liking to Bobby's girl, the other clashes with a local hood, and Bobby finds his world collapsing round him...

This extremely likeable movie is in the tradition of "Local Hero", with the comedy emerging naturally from the interplay of sympathetic, fully-drawn characters rather than gags thrown randomly into a pre-fabricated mould.

The romantic entanglements are also nicely drawn and paced. These seem like real people here, with real flaws and real feelings.

Great performances from Scottish actors Gerald Lepkowski, Shirley Henderson and Russell Hunter, and the American Cousins of the title, Danny Nucci (Titanic), Dan Hedaya (The Hurricane, Mulholland Drive) and Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos) add Hollywood sparkle.

One of those movies which remind you why you fell in love with cinema in the first place.


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