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Americano (2005)

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"Americano" centers around Chris McKinley, a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savors his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the ... See full summary »

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Kevin Noland

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Kevin Noland
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joshua Jackson ... Chris McKinley
Leonor Varela ... Adela
Timm Sharp ... Ryan
Ruthanna Hopper Ruthanna Hopper ... Michelle
Dennis Hopper ... Riccardo
Martin Klebba ... Matador
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Bocci
Ashley Eisenhauer Ashley Eisenhauer ... Adios Girl
Norberto Morán Norberto Morán ... Seller street / fights bulls
Mighty Mike Murga ... Midget spain waiter
Mark Edward Roberts Mark Edward Roberts ... Walter (Bartender)
Jenny Starnes Jenny Starnes ... Bar Girl
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"Americano" centers around Chris McKinley, a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savors his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the United States. In Pamplona with two friends, Chris meets an Australian thrill-seeker, a quintessential Spanish beauty and an enigmatic provocateur, all of whom encourage him to rethink his life. As the minutes and seconds until his departure tick away, Chris struggles with an age-old question: Should he follow the beaten path or risk it all on the road less traveled? Written by Zorianna Kit

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Do what scares you.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Американец See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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| (PAL DVD)

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Riccardo: Don't fall for the con. The Ameri-con.
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Soundtracks

Si, Si, No, No
Performed by Maria Conchita Alonso
Produced by Sebastian Arocha Morton and Miguel Govea (as Rocasound)
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strangely charming, solid cinema
14 April 2007 | by anna-patomSee all my reviews

I wish there were more films like this. Truly a gem. If you like foreign films then you will love the style of this American tale. It captures real life in a remarkable, visceral way that few films ever achieve. The bullfight was a little too bloody for my taste but writer-director Kevin Noland did a good job of showing the good, bad and the ugly of the Spanish tradition. You won't have to go to a bullfight or run with the bulls once you see this film - but you will want to go to Spain. And the running of the pit bulls and little people has to be one of the most bizarre and funny scenes I can recall - classic! Great acting and directing. The visuals are so good they ought to be studied. Music was a strange mix of old and new but it works well.


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