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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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 ... See full summary »

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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 »

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$20,160,000 (USA)
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This was Don Ameche's final film before his death on December 6, 1993 at the age of 85. He completed his scenes shortly before he died. See more »

Goofs

When telling Manny that she is quitting, Corrina takes off her gloves, but she has them back on again soon after. See more »

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Molly: I won the spelling bee today.
Manny Singer: You did? Corrina, did you hear that?
Corrina Washington: I heard it, now let's go eat, I'm starved.
Manny Singer: What was the word?
Molly: ...Vacuum.
Corrina Washington: Why don't we vacuum ourselves out the door?
Manny Singer: How do you spell vacuum?
Molly: ...H-O-O-V-E-R.
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Features The Shari Lewis Show (1960) See more »

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WE WILL FIND A WAY
Written by Steve Diamond and Sue Sheridan
Performed by Brenda Russell & Oleta Adams
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FYI: Personal reflection
27 October 2003 | by (Fresno, Ca, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a very endearing and heartwarming movie, I readily feel that it captures the delicate issue of mixed race relations during the 1950's with the right amount of poignancy and humor. Whoopi Goldberg is a delight and the whole cast works very well together. The film's setting had an added impact to me as it was filmed in my old neighborhood in Long Beach, California where i grew up and even though i grew up in the seventies i could easily identify with the events and characters. I fully recommend this as a film for the whole family.


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