Blowfish (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this comedy, two Italian-Americans find themselves fish out of water when they head down to a Florida fishing village. Nick Calabrese (Sonny Marinelli) and his brother Gino (Joseph R. Gannascoli) were born and raised in Brooklyn, and they might well have been content to spend the rest of their lives there, but when their grandmother dies and leaves them a vintage automobile, they decide to drive down to Florida to pick it up. However, finding the little town where Grandma lived turns out to be more complicated than they expected, and when they finally do find it, they discover that the car is not the well-maintained showpiece that they were expecting, but a rustbucket on its last legs. What's worse, Nick and Gino's own car gives up the ghost, and they're stranded in the middle of nowhere. While trying to get home, the Calabrese boys meet Melody (Kelly Shea), and Nick starts putting the moves on her. A romance quickly blooms, but high-strung Nick discovers that Melody won't jump when he calls the way his old girlfriends in Brooklyn used to do, and the slow pace of Southern life is about to drive him crazy. But laid-back Gino finds he likes small-town Florida life just fine, and he becomes pals with the huge and largely silent Henry (George "The Animal" Steele).

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brother, car, fish-out-of-water, flirtation, Italian-American, loner, rurality, stranded