Fabio: 40s, average to character looking, ambitious, energetic, workaholic, responsible, leader in community, patriotic, interested in educating children, takes life seriously
Gustavo: 40s, handsome, speaks with Italian accented English. Risk taker, gambler, humor, spontaneous, likes women, great cook, quick thinker.
Chiara: 30s-40s, pretty, quiet reserve except when she can’t hold it in anymore, observing, caring mother.
Dovina: 60s, wise, speaks with Italian accented English, sizes up situations, problem solver, old school Italian, talks in proverbs at times.
Ernst: 50-70, German American, business oriented, controlling, fair-minded, quick temper.
Michele: 17; politically astute, listener.
Gioanna: 15, sensitive, humor, loving, wears a partial brace to support weakened leg due to polio.
Valeria: 40-50, sexy, firecracker, humor, quick, fun loving,
Mother Superior: 40-50, reserved, speaks with deliberate pace, loyal to her God.
Deputy Director Brown (40s-50s), FBI, the boss, gives order, insensitive to axis related ethnic persons, true believers in justice and concern about subversives doing damage to America before and during the war.
Sargent Hollister (40s-50s), has an oversimplified view of foreigners, especially PWs at the internment camp; reflects the prejudice of his times.
Agent Coburn (30s-40s,), FBI, carries out orders given by Brown, albeit reluctantly at times.
Jed Smith (30s-40s), sheriff and KKK wizard, highly prejudiced against Italians, Jews, Catholics, etc., willing to carry out violent acts against them in the name of patriotism.
Ugo (30s-40s), PW in internment camp with Gustavo, Italian American.
SOME DOUBLING IS SUGGESTED WITHIN THE SCRIPT – SEE THE PREVIEW BELOW
The screenplay version has won multiple awards; see: https://saynothingthefilm.webs.com/
Approximately 100 minutes
Preview available here