Corrina, Corrina (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 August 1994 (USA)
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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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 <>

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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corina, Corina  »

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$20,160,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Two scenes in the theatrical trailer do not appear in the film. See more »


When Molly speaks for the first time, her voice is so soft that the boom mic goes down to the upper third of the screen, lower than Corrina's head. See more »


Percy: [laughing hysterically, holding a mug to his ear] That's the funniest thing you ever told me in your whole life!
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Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »


Written by Shelby Darnell and Esther Van Sciver
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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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