The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nick Giannopoulos ...  Jim Stephanidis 63 episodes, 1989-1992
George Kapiniaris George Kapiniaris ...  Memo Hatzidimitropoulos 63 episodes, 1989-1992
Mary Coustas ...  Effie Stephanidis 40 episodes, 1989-1992
Tracey Callander Tracey Callander ...  Elizabeth 'Liz' Wilson 37 episodes, 1989-1991
Nicki Wendt Nicki Wendt ...  Suzanna Martin 26 episodes, 1992
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The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne.

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Country:

Australia

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English

Release Date:

9 August 1989 (Australia) See more »

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Runtime:

(65 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In an episode of the Flying Doctors starring , George Kapiniaris from Acropolis Now. A greek family opens The Acropolis Cafe. See more »

Quotes

Memo: Why no you tell your father, ey?
Jim: It's gonna be a surprise.
Memo: When he hangs you in the garage, it's gonna be a surprise.
Ricky: Memo, we're gonna make Mr. Stephanides a very, very rich man.
Memo: Youre gonna make him a very dead man.
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Referenced in Getaway: Episode #12.33 (2003) See more »

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Ethnic Comedy Aussie Style!
19 February 2003 | by medrjelSee all my reviews

It's pretty unusual to find an American like myself who goes out of his way to find new and unique programs from around the world, and for me I have struck gold! Acropolis Now is everything right about an ethnic comedy that America has mostly forgotten until "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".

For those who haven't seen it, it's about Jim, a young "Greek-Australian" (or Wog, as ethnics in Aussie are known as) who is given his father's restauraunt to run while he returns to Greece. Of course, he has grand ideas, but little common sense. He worries more about getting the pretty girls than anything.

There are many other characters including Mimo (a fast-talking Greek), Effie (Jim's high-haired cousin), Effie's "friend of the season" (a wog wannabe who usually fancies Jim, but Jim can't stand), Rick (the sensible yet slightly wogish businessman who helps his friend Jim keep things under control at the restaurant), and Liz, the primary "non-wog" of the bunch.

The comedy is broad and funny, and can easily be appreciated by anyone. What holds this show together is the characters. They may be crazy, but even so they come off as believable, a major strength. Good News is that the DVD's available are Region 0! If your DVD player can convert PAL to NTSC, you can get this show to watch! I recommend it!


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