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My Uncle Rafael (2012)

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A desperate TV producer convinces an old Armenian Uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household where he has one ... See full summary »

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Marc Fusco
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Michael Higgins ... Damon
Missi Pyle ... Blair
Vahik Pirhamzei ... Rafael / Hamo
Anthony Clark ... Jack
Rachel Blanchard ... Michele
Carly Chaikin ... Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tadeh Amirian Tadeh Amirian ... Robo
Jason D. Avalos ... Groom's guest
Anahid Avanesian ... Linda
Austin Butler ... Cody Beck (as Austin Robert Butler)
Giovanni Cirfiera ... Pietro
Amanda Leigh Cobb Amanda Leigh Cobb ... Angela
Fred Cross ... Sam
Arthur Darbinyan ... Vardan
Brooke Dillman ... Francine Lamb
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Storyline

A desperate TV producer convinces an old Armenian Uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household where he has one week to save a broken and dysfunctional American family from falling apart. The only rule-everyone must follow his rules. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

America... Say Uncle!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual references
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rafael bácsikám See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,748, 23 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$210,156, 7 October 2012
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first American comedy to have an Armenian lead character. See more »

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K-yotic
Written and performed by Malina Moye
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You can still make an excellent movie without a big budget
16 November 2010 | by jeffgldSee all my reviews

My wife and I just saw a preview of My Uncle Rafael and what a pleasant surprise. Well written, acted and directed we found ourselves laughing out loud many times. The main plot involves an Armenian family and how they get mixed up in an American Television pilot for a reality TV show. The movie begins with Uncle Rafael an Armenian immigrant taking a course in English so he can better communicate and we are slowly introduced to the rest of his family all trying to make a good life in Glendale California.Vashik Pirhamzei does a great job portraying both Uncle Rafael and the smooth-talking son,Hamo.As the movie progresses we meet all sorts of characters with all sorts of motives for the success of this television show. John Michael Higgins is hilarious as a sleazy lawyer and Austin Robert Butler is an outstanding young actor at only 10 years old. All the acting is excellent; you would never guess that this movie was made for only $800,000! The director and editor, Marc Fusco did an outstanding job. If you're looking for an unpretentious pleasant movie going experience, you won't be disappointed.


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