Joe Mantegna and Anne Archer star in this sweet film about recognizing the importance of family. Robert Micelli (Mantegna) is a workaholic who sees little of his wife (Archer) and kids. But when Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino) arrives, he shows Robert the value of spending time with his wife and children. UNCLE NINO is truly a family film, marking the first time that Mantegna has worked with his real-life daughter Gina.
Overworked executive Robert Micelli (Golden Globe nominee Joe Mantegna, Searching for Bobby Fischer) has little time for his loving wife (Academy Award? nominee Anne Archer, Patriot Games), rebellious fourteen-year-old son, Bobby, (Trevor Morgan, Jurassic Park III) and twelve-year-old daughter, Gina (Gina Mantegna, 13 Going On 30), who desperately wants a dog. This disconnected family is transformed by long-lost Uncle Nino (Pierrino Mascarino, Tears of the Sun), an old world Italian who unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep for a visit. Nino's simple, old-fashioned ways make him a curiosity to the neighborhood, and an embarrassment to Robert. But, Nino is slowly able to connect with each member of the family, and teach Robert how to enjoy life's simple pleasures: good food, good music, and most important, La Famiglia! Uncle Nino is that rare family film whose simple story and gentle humor can be enjoyed by all ages. Winner of the Crystal Heart Award: Heartland Film Festival.
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