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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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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They needed a family. What they got was magic. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corina, Corina  »

Box Office


$20,160,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Corina is making Manny's bed, a hand reaches out as if to catch the blanket. See more »


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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Written by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots
Performed by Louis Armstrong with Oscar Peterson
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What a pleasant surprise!
31 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Although I had heard of this film title for quite a while, I never felt inclined to see it as I wasn't a particular fan of any of its cast. However, having asked friends for recommendations for a wholesome film to watch, Corrina, Corrina was suggested, so I decided to give it a go. And how pleased I am that I did! Bearing in mind the subject matter, this movie could have been one of those tearjerkers that leaves you feeling absolutely drained and depressed but I found it uplifting with just the right amounts of levity, tragedy and romance. I am fan of the Fifties music and fashion and this made me feel as though I was transported back to that era. I had a whole rush of emotions watching this, most of which were positive. There are touches in this film which make me feel warm inside - the whole movie radiates warmth. Both Whoopie Goldberg and Ray Liotta (I didn't think he ever played such roles) were great, but the revelation for me was little Tina Majorino! So believable - her laughter so infectious! I've watched this film time and time again and never tire of it! I love it! A very pleasant surprise indeed!

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