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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

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In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

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Jessie Nelson

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Jessie Nelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noreen Hennessey Noreen Hennessey ... High Heels (as Noreen Hennessy)
Lucy Webb ... Shirl
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Grandma Eva
Tina Majorino ... Molly Singer
Ray Liotta ... Manny Singer
Don Ameche ... Grandpa Harry
Larry Miller ... Sid
Joan Cusack ... Jonesy
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Miss O'Herlihy (as June C. Ellis)
Mimi Lieber ... Rita Lang
Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Liala Sheffield
Lin Shaye ... Repeat Nanny
Pearl Huang Pearl Huang ... Mrs. Wang
Marcus Toji ... Tommy Wang
Louis Mustillo ... Joe Allechinetti
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Storyline

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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A story as full of surprises as the human heart. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corina, Corina See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,164,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,164,171
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Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was K.T. Stevens' final film before her death on June 13, 1994 at the age of 74. See more »

Goofs

When Corrina and Manny are standing on the front porch of his house and she was helping him with his jacket, Corrina removes her gloves one at a time, then they re-appear again during the conversation without her having put them back on. See more »

Quotes

Manny Singer: How dare you keep her out of school, Corrina! How dare you!
Corrina Washington: Manny, she was not ready to go back to school, yet.
Manny Singer: You're not her mother, Corrina! That's not your decision!
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Features Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Peter Cox & Niki Harris
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Entertaining Comedy/Drama/Romance
16 March 2001 | by harry-76See all my reviews

Whoppie Goldberg excels in this thoroughly entertaining film. Ably supported by Ray Liotta, this duo clicks nicely in a surprisingly believable romantic comedy/drama.

Jessie Nelson's script reflects on a somewhat forgotten, yet thoroughly accurate, 50's neighborhood setting which existed in many parts of the country -- an environment generally overlooked by film subjects.

There's a nice lilt to the story, a surprising warmth projected to character portrayals, and an ingratiating blend of humor and drama. All in all, a very pleasant, relaxing family film, nicely directed by Nelson, and with an intelligent and sensitive performance by Goldberg.


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