Drama, Family, Period (New York / 1960’s)

Peter Falk is masterful as the curmudgeonly deli owner. His fancy-free cousin (Andrew McCarthy) meets Nastassja Kinski at a country club, and agrees to adopt a city kid for a few weeks of fresh air and fishing. Kinski tries to explain the situation to Falk, but he will have none of it. The next thing you know, little Herman Washington has arrived at the bus station. But of course, McCarthy has to zip off to Atlantic City, leaving Herman with the testy uncle. How it unfolds is a work of wonder. Falk meets his philosophical match, while still fondly remembering his own son, fallen in war. They enjoy some perilous fishing, and also manage to maintain dignity over the country-club set. If you aren’t moved by this personal character drama, you had better check yourself for a heartbeat!   Author: Ardillero

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