Uncle Nino (2005)

Uncle Nino
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Comedy, Family
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bill Nielson Jr. Camera n/a 120798 6000003
David Morenz Assistant Camera 1st Assistant Camera 233 6000004
Dan Schalk Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bill Nielson Jr. Steadicam Operator Steadicam Op 232 6000002
Hugo Cortina Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bruce Terris Assistant Director 1st Assistant Director 163 5000003
Marie Frick Assistant Director 2nd Assistant Director 163 5000004
Jennifer Byrne Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000005
Lawrence Pecorella Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Martha Ring Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ralph Abalos Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000003
Sheryl Leigh Ptak Makeup Dept. Head Make-Up 353 13000004
Scott D Smith Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Daniel Curet Hair Stylist Dept. Head Hair Stylist 120799 13000002
Ginger Cavalier Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Antonetta Megna Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Desi Wolff Set Designer n/a 202 9000003
Tenner Paskal Casting n/a 179 10000001
Renato Marciano Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Christina Varotsis Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Daniel Adebayo Actor Joey 1 1000007
Michael Stahl Actor Craig 1 1000008
Shanesia Davis-Williams Actor Lorita 1 1000009
Duke Doyle Actor Bones 1 1000006
Pierrino Mascarino Actor Uncle Nino 1 1000005
Anne Archer Actor Marie Micelli 1 1000002
Trevor Morgan Actor Bobby Micelli 1 1000003
Gina Mantegna Actor Gina Micelli 1 1000004
Maureen Gallagher Actor Ellen 1 1000010
Ian Belknap Actor John Cummings 1 1000011
David James Producer n/a 3 3000001
Barney Visser Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Bob Shallcross Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bob Shallcross Director n/a 2 2000001
Lucky The Dog Actor Lucky 1 1000014
Mindy Bell Actor Bonnie 1 1000012
Gary Houston Actor Jerry 1 1000013
Joe Mantegna Actor Robert Micelli 1 1000001
Synopsis
An elderly Italian peasant, Uncle Nino comes to America for the first time to spend some time with his nephew, Robert Micelli, and his family. With his violin, a suitcase full of homemade wine, and a photo of his hero, Abraham Lincoln, in tow, Nino expects to be embraced by the country of his dreams. What he discovers instead is a place of take-out food, manicured lawns, teen smoking, processed vegetables, and a barely communicative family--each disconnected from the others, caught up in lives of multi-tasking. While Robert works round-the-clock to ensure a much-deserved promotion, Marie fills her time working, organizing the household, and growing increasingly lonelier. Fourteen-year-old Bobby devotes more time to his garage band and petty acts of neighborhood vandalism than his schoolwork, and twelve-year-old Gina spends most of her time at her friend's house. Though barely conversant in English, Uncle Nino slowly begins to connect with Gina through her love of dogs and Bobby through his passion for music. It isn't until Uncle Nino and the kids tear up the entire front yard and plant an elaborate garden, however, that Robert confronts the uncle he hasn't seen in thirty years. Finally learning the true reason for his uncle's visit, Robert reflects on his life and reconsiders the things that are truly important to him.
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