Portofino is the story of Calvin Becker, the teenage son of American missionaries. His family trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But this year, Portofino has changed.
Once a restful fishing village, it has seemingly overnight become a haven for the Jet Set il bel mondo: Princess Grace, the Duchess of York, Jackie Kennedy and the marvelous yachts that go with them.
In this teeming, resplendent village, the evangelical zeal of Calvin’s family collides with "la dolce vita", forcing Calvin and his English girlfriend Jennifer Bazlinton into numerous adventures as he tries to avoid his family.
Amidst this cross-cultural comedy are two love stories— one of first love and one of love rediscovered. Along the way, a spiritual journey unfolds that Calvin never expected, but finds the summer has changed his life.
A heart-warming love story that examines fate and chance, faith and fundamentalism, Portofino is a funny yet nostalgic romp about growing up, losing your innocence, and falling in love.
Calvin reveals what it's like to be a reluctant missionary's kid.
The Beckers make contact with the Jet Set for the first time.
Jennifer and Calvin make plans for their vacation.
Calvin realizes he's in love with Jennifer.
Ralph Becker confronts the Italian dance band keeping him up at night.
Calvin and Jennifer meet in secret under the Italian moonlight.
Frank Schaeffer, Mark Wilder and Frank Gruber
Based on the novel by Frank Schaeffer.
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