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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

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

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Miss O'Herlihy (as June C. Ellis)
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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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They needed a family. What they got was magic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Corina, Corina  »

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$20,160,000
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Two scenes in the theatrical trailer do not appear in the film. See more »

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Manny messes up Molly's hair when she holds out her hand for money (for the ice cream truck). When we see her running, her hair is perfectly styled again. See more »

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Molly: Do you taste like chocolate?
Lizzie: I don't know, do you taste like vanilla?
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Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »

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CORRINE, CORRINA
Written by Bo Carter (as Bo Chatmon), Mitchell Parish and Spencer Williams
Performed by Big Joe Turner
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FYI: Personal reflection
27 October 2003 | by 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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