Uncle Nino

Uncle Nino

Director: Robert Shallcross Cast: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Pierrino Mascarino


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A visit from a distant relative teaches a modern family about old-fashioned values in this family drama. Robert Micelli (Joe Mantegna) and his wife Marie (Anne Archer) are a couple living in Chicago with their two children, 15-year-old Bobby (Trevor Morgan) and 12-year-old Gina (Gina Mantegna). The Micelli Family is not as close as it once was; Robert is busy with work as he tries to earn a promotion, Marie has given up on cooking as a hobby, Bobby has started a rock & roll band with his friends and prefers to hang out with them, and Gina wants both a puppy and more attention from her dad. One day, Robert's elderly Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino) arrives for a visit from Italy -- much to the surprise of the family, since Gina misplaced the letter Nino sent to announce his impending arrival. It doesn't take long for Nino to see that he's staying with an unhappy family, and he reaches out to them, reintroducing Marie to her love of good food, teaching Bobby about music, and teaching Gina about caring for pets and enjoying life; however, convincing Robert to spend more time with his family and less time worrying about work turns out to be a tough sell. Uncle Nino initially failed to find a distributor until the film's producers booked it into a theater in Grand Rapids, MI, where the film became a surprise hit playing to steady crowds for over a year.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
UPC: 0033937038310
Original Release: 2003
Rating: PG
Source: Questar
Time: 1:50:00

Special Features

Interview with Joe Mantegna and his daughter Gina Mantegna.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Uncle Nino
1. Troubles at home [12:37]
2. "Beautiful America" [9:51]
3. Life Out of Balance [5:20]
4. Fiddling in the Morning [5:48]
5. Uncle Nino Settles In [8:44]
6. Bonding Through Music [9:06]
1. Nino Joins the Band [9:48]
2. Planting a Garden [12:44]
3. Nino's Secret [6:37]
4. Appreciation [7:17]
5. Coming Together [9:14]
6. One Year Later [:00]

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Uncle Nino 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More families should watch this film together and then discuss it. There are too many disfunctional families out there and it was so heart warming to see Uncle Nino in action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie, everyone that I have shared the movie with, loves it!   It is so touching the way Uncle Nino shows people how to open their eyes and their heart!   In today's busy world, parents and families should make a point of watching this beautiful & heart warming movie.  Why isn't there MORE movies written  like this? Bravo to the amazing writers, director and cast, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Pierrino Mascarino, Trevor Morgan and  don't forget Gina Mantegna!
simmom3 More than 1 year ago
This is a great story about an estranged Italian Uncle who helps to bring his American nephew and his family back together, and thereby realize what's mosst important in life's journey. The actors are wonderful, especially Perrino Mascarino as Uncle Nino. Beautiful message in our hectic world!
Lidy More than 1 year ago
Definately a must see movie. This movie encourages young people to see there elders in a whole new way. Showing that older people have a lot to offer if the young are willing to stop and take a minute to listen to them. This movie will make you laugh, cry and feel good. Teaches the old saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover"...I loved it, my family loved it, my friends loved it....Please make a point of seeing this movie... Everyone needs and Uncle Nino to open their eyes and to see what is really important in life!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago