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

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)
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Lorita (as Shane Williams)
Maureen Gallagher ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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

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21 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Refreshing
9 February 2004 | by (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

It has been too long in coming but am pleased to see that the travails of family life can be examined in a way not using crude language, that a husband-wife relationship can be examined without sex and that there need not be violence to portray a heart-rending story of an uncle's visit to the USA. This film is not old-fashioned in the least although it contains some of the old-fashioned values that used to be espoused on film but of late have taken a back seat. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience.


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