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Uncle Nino (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  21 October 2003 (USA)
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A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierrino Mascarino ...
Uncle Nino
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Robert
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Marie
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Bobby
Duke Doyle ...
Bones
Daniel Adebayo ...
Joey
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Gina
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Stewert
Abby Sher ...
Pet Store Worker
John Judd ...
Store Worker
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Craig (as Michael Stahl David)
Shanesia Davis-Williams ...
Lorita (as Shane Williams)
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Ellen
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MC
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Store Customer
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A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.

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Rated PG for language and some teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Uncle Nino hits home on values
24 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better films I have seen in recent years and the message that is brought out from watching it is much different than most movies. You feel great walking out of this one and it grabs you with its rare story seen in movies today. What is that story you may ask? Family is the answer. There are not a lot of films that come along and truthfully depict family life like this one did. It involves a family that is struggling to stay together when there uncle shows up almost out of nowhere. He teaches the family to interact and brings them together to become a unit once again. I enjoyed every minute of this fantastic movie and think that everyone should get a chance to see it. It is very truthful in its story and the family life that is simulated is very realistic to a modern family today. This is a movie for the whole family and can engage an audience of any age. There is one last thing that was rare about this movie no profane language is used, no sex, drugs, alcohol or anything of that matter. The film got a standing ovation when it finished by everyone in the audience and deserved even more. Everyone should see Uncle Nino.


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