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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 »

Director:

Don Coutts

Writer:

Sergio Casci
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oikogeneia mafiozon See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Lailola
Written by Claudio Rego and Donatella Rettore
Performed by Donatella Rettore (as Donatella)
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one of the better films from the uk
10 February 2006 | by peshawar6See all my reviews

actually i'd give it 7.5 out of 10, but IMDb don't do fractions.

its an unusual film. beautifully made, unformulaic, and as good as a rom-com as any. both leads are not your normal romantic leading types, but shirley henderson and gerald lepowskiw have good chemistry. henderson is a very underrated actress. somehow, film feels very nourish, probably because its set in Glasgow, Scotland.

the ending's somewhat rushed, but altogether pretty impressive for a debut.

not quite shallow grave or trainspotting, but i'd rather watch this than any of the blockbuster Hugh Grant vehicles from Working Title


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