Ciao America (2002)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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An Italian-American travels back to his ancestors land to coach a colorful team in Italy's fledgling American Football League. A beautiful young girl forces him to face the same decision as his immigrant grandfather 70 years earlier.


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20 December 2005 | mckay-an
| Great Film
"Ciao America" is a wonderful film-a story of true romance, family, tradition, and tough choices. The chemistry between Lorenzo and Paola is unmistakable and Lorenzo's sacrifices and tough decision for the woman he loves is both compelling and inspiring. I particularly enjoyed the scenes of Italy's beautiful country side. The location offers the viewer a glimpse of life in Italy and the culture it consists of. In addition, Lorenzo's difficult endeavors with the football team were both hilarious and entertaining. Violante Placido (played Paola's role) was impressive- she is a beautiful and talented young actress. I was impressed with the Ciota brothers talent- I have passed the movie on to my sister who also loved the film. As an avid film watcher, I eagerly anticipate their next film! Contrary to "truth teller" the film is definitely worth your time and money!

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Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Release Date:

20 September 2002



Country of Origin

USA, Italy

Filming Locations

Avellino, Campania, Italy

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,559 22 September 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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