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Cast

John Mazenko (Victor)Michael Cullinan (Russell)Donald Quinn (Russell's Friend at Bar)Marilyn Brennan (Russell's Mother)Marc Farrell (Bob)Christopher Walsh (Russell's Brother)Isis Parra (Sernery)

Directors

Fredrick W. Marx III, Paul Callahan

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Synopsis

Though Russ (Cullinan in a bravura debut performance) is in his twenties, he still stays out all night drinking, lives at home with his mom and can't hold a job. His ticket finally comes in though when seedy Victor (Mazenko) rescues Russ from his aimless life, and they team up to smuggle Cuban Cigars into the states (it's hard to tell who's the bigger sucker). Victor shows him the ropes of this very lucrative and "glamorous" career, but more importantly teaches Russ how to juggle the Cuban mamacitas. After two years in the business, some close calls and many miles accrued, a newly matured Russ must make a decision about what direction he wants to take his formerly directionless life. Pressured by his wife to settle down, Victor must make some decisions as well. "Americanos is a fascinating movie to watch. Shot mostly in Cuba, the DV camera is the perfect device to discreetly capture the charm of the streets of this mythical and rarely seen country. The actors seem so natural in their roles, one wonders if the movie was completely improvised." Mary Kerr, Maryland Film Festival 2002

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