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Someone Else's America (1995)

This tale take place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "... See full summary »

Director:

Goran Paskaljevic

Writers:

Gordan Mihic, Mary Popovic (english dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conti ... Alonso
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Bayo (as Miki Manojlovic)
María Casares ... Alonso's Mother
Zorka Manojlovic Zorka Manojlovic ... Bayo's Mother
Sergej Trifunovic ... Lukas
José Ramón Rosario ... Panchito
Lanny Flaherty ... Guide
Mihalis Giannatos ... Greek Agent (as Michalis Yannatos)
Michael Willis ... Foreman
Predrag Ejdus Predrag Ejdus ... Doctor
Chia-Ching Niu Chia-Ching Niu ... Chinese Girl
Andjela Stojkovic Andjela Stojkovic ... Savka
Lazar Kalmic Lazar Kalmic ... Pepo
Ananda Ellis Ananda Ellis ... Afisi
John Norman Thomas ... Afisi's Brother
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Storyline

This tale take place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "American Dream". Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two friends, two worlds, one dream.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

Serbian | English

Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Ameriki kapoiou allou See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

At the end of the movie as the family are loading the car to drive to San Francisco, the track for the camera is visible in the reflection on the car door and side. See more »

Quotes

Bayo: Did I ever tell you the story of my people? We no surrender.
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Connections

Referenced in Sexton: Del 7 (1996) See more »

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Better than most of the run-of-the-mill Hollywood stuff rolling into theaters every Friday, but I expected more from Paskaljevic
12 June 2002 | by Decko_koji_obecavaSee all my reviews

Decent work, but most of this is very safe, tried and tested material.

Tom Conti and Miki Manojlovic both do a good job but they can pretty much sleepwalk through this movie, so little is required of them. I really expected Paskaljevic, who's done much better work both before and after this movie, to pick more challenging material then this familiar and overused "coming to America, starting new life, oh it's tough but we'll try to make it after all" stuff for his American debut.

At the end of the day, the only thing that stands out is Sergej Trifunovic in his first performance on film, playing Bajo's (Miki Manojlovic) older son. Him and Bajo get some memorable exchanges. I was so glad that they made Trifunovic's character to be unscrupulous and oily, who in spite of, or rather because of that turns out to be the only one who succeeds in the new country. In a lesser Hollywood movie, I'm sure that stubborn old Bajo would in the end be the one enjoying American good life and his unmoral son would be getting what's coming to him.


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