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American Cousins (2003)

Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are ... See full summary »


Don Coutts


Sergio Casci

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Nucci ... Gino
Shirley Henderson ... Alice
Gerald Lepkowski ... Roberto
Russell Hunter ... Nonno
Dan Hedaya ... Settimo
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... JoJo
Olegar Fedoro ... Taras
Stephen Graham ... Henry
Jake Abraham Jake Abraham ... Vince
Eva Coutts Eva Coutts ... Young Sundae Girl
Alan McQueen Alan McQueen ... Ostap
George McNeilage George McNeilage ... Andriy
Rab Reilly Rab Reilly ... Mikola
Maureen Carr Maureen Carr ... Woman at Airport
Sean McCardie Sean McCardie ... Boy at Airport


Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are fish frying and stamp collecting, and he thinks Magnum 45s are a type of ice cream. Gino and Settimo try to repay Roberto's hospitality by chasing off a debt collector who wants his property, but their strong arm tactics alarm him and he realises they aren't the PR consultants they claimed to be Written by Anonymous

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You think you've got family problems.


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

28 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oikogeneia mafiozon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


When Gino and Settimo arrive at the airport, the interior is clearly showing Glasgow "Prestwick" airport, however when Roberto leaves the airport in his van with Gino and Settimo he drives across the roundabout which is outside Glasgow International (Abbotsinch) airport which is 35 miles away from Prestwick. See more »


Tony: This guy's pointin' a gun at me. Hey you, be nice and put the gun away.
Taras: Tell the fat bastard to shut up!
Tony: Who you callin' a fat bastard?
Taras: Shut it!
Tony: Don't yell at me sonny, I'm jet-lagged.
Taras: You want to be drop dead? Huh? Think you can keep your fuckin' mouth shut, huh?
Tony: I think my boys would miss me.
Taras: They'll survive.
Tony: No, not them. Them.
[two dozen thugs with guns come out]
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Written by Claudio Rego and Donatella Rettore
Performed by Donatella Rettore (as Donatella)
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Enjoyable Culture Clash Comedy!
12 January 2006 | by greene515See all my reviews

'American Cousins' is a surprisingly enjoyable, comedy drama lensed in the rain soaked streets of Glasgow, Danny Nucci,and Dan Hedeya play Gino/Settimo respectively, two bumbling mafioso who are way in over their heads, when a botched deal with crooked Ukrainians goes sour ,they find themselves on the run and decide to pay their 'cousins a visit, The cousins in question are a Grandpa and Grandson duo Played by Gerald Lepowski, As Roberto, The late Russell Hunter as Nono, The two run an established fish and chip shop, in the heart of Glasgow's barrows area, The two mafioso lend the pair a hand in chasing off local debt collectors,and generally help run the establishment with hilarious consequences,The ever Brilliant,Shirley Henderson,plays Alice, the waitress whom Roberto lusts after, 'American Cousins' is one of the more enjoyable Scottish film's of recent years,

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