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Uncle Nino

Nino Micelli (Pierrino Mascarino) has long dreamed of visiting his relatives in the United States. When he finally gets the chance, he leaves his native Italy with an old violin and a suitcase full of homemade wine. His unexpected arrival at his nephew's (Joe Mantegna) home in Chicago brings his slow and simple old-world ways into collision with the fast-paced complexities of modern society. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 11 Feb 2005
Video Release: 20 Jul 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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The arrival of one rather unconventional governess pulls together a family that is drifting apart after the death of their mother, in The Sound of Music. The whole town feels the impact when a spinster sister and bachelor brother decides to adopt a feisty red-haired orphan in Anne of Green Gables .

Home Video Extra Features

Uncle Nino releases to DVD on April 7, 2009. Bonus features include an interview with actor Joe Mantegna and his daughter Gina Mantegna (who play the father and daughter in this movie). Mantegna also talks about his Italian heritage and the importance of family, and the pair shares their thoughts on the script and working together for the first time.

Uncle Nino releases on July 20, 2010 in a 2-disc package including a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of the film.

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