Ed Driscoll

The Ultimate Sleeper

It’s got Anne Archer and Joe Mantegna, fairly big name stars, but Hollywood doesn’t seem to care.

The Internet Movie Database lists its take at the box office on its opening weekend–over a year ago–at “$0,000“. But The Washington Times writes that since then, Uncle Nino, “an inexpensive, independently produced, PG-rated movie with a simple story about the importance of love and family has packed audiences of all ages into a single theater” in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In February, it opens nationally, having finally landed a distributor–the same one that made hits out of a pair of otherwise rejected Hollywood films: My Big Fat Greek Wedding and The Passion of the Christ.