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Corky Romano -- A veterinarian becomes FBI's "super agent."
Corky Romano -- The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.


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Writers (WGA):
David Garrett (written by) &
Jason Ward (written by)
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Release Date:
12 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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Chris Kattan ... Corky Romano

Vinessa Shaw ... Agent Kate Russo

Peter Falk ... Francis A. Romano

Peter Berg ... Paulie Romano

Chris Penn ... Peter Romano

Fred Ward ... Leo Corrigan

Richard Roundtree ... Howard Shuster

Matthew Glave ... Agent Brick Davis

Roger Fan ... Agent Bob Cox

Dave Sheridan ... Agent Terrence Darnell

Michael Massee ... Angry Gunman

Vincent Pastore ... Tony
Fiona Hale ... Florence
Kip King ... Dr. Kipper
Al Eben ... Dale
Adele Craig ... Connie
Irene Olga López ... Mrs. Hernandez

Sylvester Jenkins ... Mr. Langford, Old Man

Jeanette Miller ... Phyllis, Old Woman with Cat

Blake Clark ... Security Guard

Zach Galifianakis ... Dexter, Computer Hacker
April Tran ... Vietnamese Man
Eck Stone ... Thai Man
Kevin Indio Copeland ... Skinhead

Dennis Keiffer ... Skinhead

Justin Riemer ... Skinhead

Tim Sitarz ... Skinhead
Kristina Simonds ... Woman in Classroom

Rena Mero ... Female Bouncer

John Farley ... Ice Cream Vendor

Howard Weitzman ... Attorney
Dilva Henry ... Reporter
Patrick Stinson ... Reporter
James Hill ... Reporter
Steven Wilde ... Chaz, Male Bouncer

Jennifer Gimenez ... Trina, Waitress

James Tupper ... FBI Agent
Sean Greenhut ... Coughing Kid
Flora Burke ... Woman with Dog
Grant Silver ... Boy with Mouse

Robin Borovic ... Secretary
Gary C. Smith ... Hawk, Precision Driver
Ashton Dane ... SWAT Team Member
Joseph Dubow ... SWAT Team Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derek Hughes ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Martin Klebba ... Mini Bouncer (uncredited)

Johan-Carl Nowack ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Tyana Parr ... Teacher in Classroom (uncredited)

Craig Richards ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Pritts 
Writing credits
David Garrett (written by) &
Jason Ward (written by)

Produced by
Ira Shuman .... co-producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
Tracey Trench .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Steven Bernstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Cody 
Casting by
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Peter Politanoff 
Art Direction by
Tomas Voth 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Brill 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
Makeup Department
Ann Pala .... makeup department head
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
Production Management
Dustin Bernard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ingrid K. Behrens .... second second assistant director
Rick Johnson .... first assistant director
Anthony Mason .... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker
Maike Both .... buyer
Rick Broderman .... painter
Richard Brunton .... leadman
Paul Duchemin .... set dresser
Scott Garrett .... drapery foreman
Janet Kusnick .... storyboard artist
Thierry Labbe .... set dresser
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction foreman
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman
Jeff Ozimek .... set designer
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
Jeff Shewbert .... general foreman
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
Gary Tuers .... assistant property master
Lisa Vasconcellos .... art department coordinator
Jason Puga .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Cahill .... sound editor (as Susan Gamsaragan)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Jed M. Dodge .... adr supervisor
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Frazier .... boom operator: re-shoots
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Cormac Funge .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... adr editor
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor
Mark C. Grech .... utility sound technician
Michael Hertlein .... adr editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor (as Carrie Tippets)
William Munroe .... boom operator: second unit
Kim H. Ornitz .... production sound mixer
Anne Slack .... sound editor
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Johanna Turner .... transfer engineer
Special Effects by
Robert DeVine .... special effects
Jon Thackery .... special effects
Thomas Zell .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Bonnie Kanner .... executive producer: Pixel Magic
Juan Carlos Vargas .... visual effects (as Juan Vargas)
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Justin De Rosa .... stunts (as Justin Derosa)
Danny Downey .... stunts
Shauna Duggins .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Tom Harper .... stunts
Dana Hee .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunts
Michael Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Sonia Izzolena .... stunts (as Sonia Jo McDancer)
David Leitch .... stunts
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunt rigger
Buck McDancer .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Michael Papajohn .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunts
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunts
Philip Tan .... stunts
Clark Tucker .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunt double: Chris Kattan (uncredited)
Martin Klebba .... aerial stunts (uncredited)
Clark Tucker .... stunt double: Fred Ward (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Bleibtreu .... director of photography: second unit
Mark 'Boylee' Boyle .... second assistant camera
Vidal Cohen .... key grip
David A. Cook .... gaffer
Michael K. Davis .... lighting technician
Jon Baronn Farmer .... still photographer
Samuel Fischer .... best boy electric
Taryn Freitas .... assistant camera
Gretchen Hatz .... camera loader
Jay M. Huntoon .... digital video assist operator
Dana Kroeger .... camera loader
Glenn Corbett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Lapidus .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer
Kevin Greutert .... first assistant editor
Deidre Leonard .... apprentice editor
Jim Schulte .... assistant editor
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring engineer
Stuart Balcomb .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Alex Gibson .... music editor: temp music
Michael Lloyd .... song producer
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor
Jeremy Raub .... assistant music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor
Transportation Department
Thomas O'Donnell .... production van driver
Jay Wylie .... driver
Other crew
Linda Mirella Cuevas .... assistant: Mr. Simonds (as Linda Cuevas)
Brian De Esch .... production assistant
Stacy Foot .... assistant production office coordinator
Rob Frank .... key assistant location manager
Dwight Gimenez .... assistant: Mr. Kattan
Denise Heinrich .... production coordinator
Lisha Hocking .... production assistant
Michael B. Johnson .... payroll accountant
John C. Kruize .... production accountant
Kenneth LaFayette .... first assistant accountant (as Ken Lafayette)
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Alison Luzietti .... assistant: Ms. Trench
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Michael Neale .... location manager
Elion Olson .... production assistant
Megan Pistana .... assistant: Mr. Pritts
Jessica Erin Scully .... production secretary
B.J. Smith .... production medic
James William Visconti III .... production assistant
James P. Warren .... animal trainer
Neil Clark .... computer graphic artist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Corky Romano: Special Agent" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for drug and sex-related humor, and for language
86 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.See more »
Continuity: At the debriefing, Russo's water disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
Agent Brick Davis:You do speak Manderain, don't you?
Corky:Oh yes. I just didn't understand your accent. See, I was taught by an up scale family, su su sudio.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Quirky Romano, 26 October 2011
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Corky Romano's ambition is to get the cheapest laughs. I'm a sucker for slapstick humor, but it only works if you have either two great comedy actors who have shining chemistry (Farley and Spade in Black Sheep) or you have a group of actors who get into mischief when they're trying not to (The Three Stooges).

With that being said, Corky Romano doesn't measure up to great comedy, and in the slapstick genre it is only standard fare. Kattan is fine, but not memorable. Mostly because the humor we are faced with is defined in a scene where we see Corky (Kattan) working as a veterinarian and mindlessly running into things left and right. Going back to Black Sheep, there is a scene where Chris Farley closes an old couple's trunk and his tie gets caught. The couple takes off without noticing Farley's character is stuck. That was better and funnier because Farley was trying to be serious and was trying to avoid trouble. He wasn't deliberately doing something over and over again.

That's the true moral here; slapstick is funny when you put characters into situations they really don't want to be a part of.

The plot: Peter Falk is typecast as a mob boss who is on trail, but has coincidentally fallen very ill. Desperate to erase any evidence of his wrong doing, he hires his son Corky who neglected the mob business at a young age unlike his other siblings. Corky is a simple guy, but trouble has a way of finding him. Corky is persuaded by his father and his brothers, who take him undercover and change his named to Corky Pissant (pronounced Pee-sawnt). Now, Corky is still his same old, oddball roots, but the only difference is his name and his setting.

At an incredibly short eighty-six minutes, Corky Romano doesn't accomplish a whole lot. The ending is contrived, the only thing likable about the lead is his innocence, and even two all star actors like Peter Falk and Fred Ward can hardly believe they're in such a film.

If Corky Romano has included a less attention demanding character, more scenes that revolved around the family, and maybe even gave Corky a sidekick it all would've worked out favorably. The problem is that Chris Kattan is a one man show. His character isn't built to occupy more than a few minutes before cutting to someone or something else.

Although it was just a ho-hum experience, Corky Romano did give me the strangest feeling I've felt in a film in a long time. The fact that the film is named after a character who is barely capable of a feature length film, when other characters in the film are more interesting than him personally.

Starring: Chris Kattan, Viness Shaw, Fred Ward, and Peter Falk. Directed by: Rob Pritts.

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