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The Opera Lover (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 October 1999 (USA)
When George Krikkos, middle-aged, divorced, Greek American selling vegetable produce for his father in Chicago, hears that his childhood love is returning to town to sing, his own love of opera reawakens, and reignites his singing career.

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Ron Lazzeretti, Ron Lazzeretti (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tom Bastounes ... George
Megan Moore Burns Megan Moore Burns ... Jill
Pat Healy ... Al
Robert Altman Robert Altman ... Marty
Melanie Paxson ... Bibi (as Melanie Deanne Moore)
Dean Bastounes Dean Bastounes ... Dean
Dan Foley Dan Foley ... Gus (as Nick Bastounes)
Cliff Frazier Cliff Frazier ... Roy (as Clifford Frazier)
Monica Zaffarano Monica Zaffarano ... Gina
Karen Vaccaro Karen Vaccaro ... Lil
David Lively ... Michael
Barbara Collentine ... Christina
Valentino Cimo ... Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rasheda Ali ... TV Show Hostess
Nick Bastounes ... Yo Yo Boy
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When George Krikkos, middle-aged, divorced, Greek American selling vegetable produce for his father in Chicago, hears that his childhood love is returning to town to sing, his own love of opera reawakens, and reignites his singing career.

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Andy's ice cream cone changes from barely eaten to about three quarters gone while he's talking to his father. See more »

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Sleeper? Only if you're sensibilities aren't awake!
24 July 2001 | by Peegee-3See all my reviews

What a treat! This so-called sleeper (only because its low-budget with a cast of unknowns) is an eye-opener. Why can't there be more movies like this one? Original dialogue, fine acting and a moving story of a man having trouble getting his life in focus. The music, nicely distributed, is glorious. My sympathies and interest were fully engaged. There are wonderful contrasts between the sophisticated concert world and the work-a-day demands of a produce company. Questions of satisfying romantic attachments, personal accomplishment, familial relationships are all dealt with...with just the right amount of humor and pathos. Rent this lovely film and give yourself a delightful filmic experience!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,167, 29 September 2002

Gross USA:

$1,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,798
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Gifthorse Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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