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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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Nino bácsikám  »

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The film premiered in a theater in Grand Rapids, MI. While the film received minimal advertising, it became a surprise sleeper hit. It remained in that theater for over a year until it was finally released nationwide in early 2005. See more »

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Very sweet, must see!
9 May 2004 | by (Evanston, IL) – See all my reviews

This is a very sweet movie with a wonderful message about getting your priorities straight. The Uncle Nino character was very well conceived and implemented. All three teen age characters are great. I especially enjoyed Duke Doyle as the "Bones" character. Anne Archer and Joe Mantagne are well cast. It was fun to see the father figure out that it was he that needed the attitude adjustment. The Italy scenes are beautiful and authentic as are the scenes from Glenview, Illinois. I had many laugh out loud moments as well as a couple teary moments. Uncle Nino helps the father character get back to his joy of gardening and I connected with this part of the movie. After I saw the show, I planted sunflower seeds and hope to plant them along my backyard fence. This is definitely a movie that I felt good when I left and I think you will too!


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