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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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Alice
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Roberto
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Nonno
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Settimo
Stevan Rimkus ...
JoJo
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Henry
Jake Abraham ...
Vince
Eva Coutts ...
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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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Oikogeneia mafiozon  »

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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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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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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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A film with a great sense of humour
27 September 2003 | by (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just got back from seeing this film at the 2003 Calgary International Film Festival. I had read good things going into it, and I was pretty well satisfied.

I won't give a synopsis of the story since if you read the other comments, it's there, however I will give a general overview of how I thought the film performed.

The acting was great. I really didn't have a problem with it. It was convincing, and to see some of the minor characters really stand out because of what they do and the way they do it was really nice to see. Gerald Lepkowski does a wonderful job as Roberto. We get to see his somewhat simple life and what is important to him. Shirley Henderson does a great job as well.

The plot is simple, but it works. There are a few surprises through out the film that are great. It makes it not predictable and keeps you interested because you aren't sure just what you'll find.

This is more of a comedy than a mobster type movie. And as that I think it does just fine. There are a lot of one liners, but they're amusing. As a mobster movie, this isn't, although you would think this by looking at it. It is very much about cousins, and family. 8/10


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