In the relatively early days of The Glen (2002), a very cool movie was filmed here, Uncle Nino, starring Chicago native Joe Mantegna and Golden Globe winner Anne Archer. The location scout told the Chicago Tribune, “The producer wanted a setting that looked like the perfect all-American dream neighborhood.” They found it in the Southgate On the Glen neighborhood. Joe Mantegna told the Trib, ““This whole place is almost like a movie set. I had been here when it was the naval air station. But what’s happened is unbelievable.” The movie shot here for more than three weeks with many locals used as extra, and it was released in 2003. Uncle Nino can be purchased at Amazon, and Amazon Prime members can watch it for free. The following is from Roger Ebert’s review:
“The loudest danger signal for Uncle Nino, after he arrives from Italy to visit his dead brother’s family, is that the wine comes from a cardboard box with a spigot. There are other problems. The nephew and his wife are both working too hard, the kids are on the edge of rebellion, and the household has no dog. Obviously, a family in crisis; obviously, Uncle Nino is the solution. He will return them all to their old-world roots, and reawaken their sense of family.”
The Glen in Glenview is still a dream neighborhood, actually several neighborhoods each with its own distinct architecture and personality. We have single family homes, townhomes, row homes, duplexes, two-flats and condos. Home prices range from the high $300s to over $2 million. To learn more, give me a call.
Margaret Ludemann, Realtor, The Glen Realty Group, @properties