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Title year:1999
Also known as:The Family Man (Working title)
Original dialogue(s):English
Running time:93 min 9 sec
Copyright:Runaway Goat Productions Inc./The Feature Film Project
Description:THE UNCLES traces the relationship between John Toma and two women. His girlfriend Rochelle is a beautiful graduate student who wants to leave her husband and start a family with him. His sister Celia, who isnít waiting for anybody to start a family, takes babies off them home the way a child brings home chestnuts. Itís becoming more and more difficult for John to deflect Celiaís growing reputation as a crazy woman and a kidnapper. As John juggles the decision about his girlfriend and their future together, he and his brother Marco develop a radical solution to the problem of Celia: they decide to arrange for their sister to have a baby of her own. But their scheming has some unexpected results. THE UNCLES is a love story with all the mess and awkward humour that love creates.

Credited as:
Director(s):James AllodiJim Allodi
Screen writer(s):James AllodiJim Allodi

Credited as: Character name:
Actor(s):Chris OwensJohn
Tara RoslingCelia
Kelly HarmsMarco
Dino TavaroneLino Rossi
Nicola LipmanTalia Rona
Veronika HurnikRochelle
Walter AlzaClaudio
Alan Van SprangAlan Rossi
Deborah GroverNancy Rossi
Darren KeayErrol
Balazs KoosMiko
Lee OliveiraSean
Anna PapasYoung mother
Tony NappoEnzo
Sean BellAlex
Carl KnutsonPolice constable
Brad BrackenridgeSecond cop
James GilpinTrent
Robert LevineFarmer
Richard BlackburnFrank Powell
Alvarez 'Michael' SobreiraAlberto
Kevin DueckChef
Carlos DiazEddie the waiter
Krish BaichwalThird cop
Richard LehunDoctor
Owen MaizeNeighbor's baby
Dasheille Scully-AshtonCelia's older baby
Guiliano EvansCelia's newborn baby

Credited as:
Producer(s):Nick de Pencier
Executive producers(s):Dezso Magyar

Credited as:
Editor(s):David Wharnsby
Musician(s):Stephen Skratt
Orest Hrynewich
Photography:Steve Cosens

Support:35mm S35mm S16mm 16mm Col BW Kodak Fuji

Festival(s):Toronto (Cumberland 3)September 11, 2000

CFFD Reference No.: 3273