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The Wool Cap (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 21 November 2004
The mute superintendent of a ramshackle apartment building, becomes the unwilling guardian of a little girl with an attitude.

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(story "Gigot"), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Falling Ceiling Woman (as Alex Castillo)
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A Christmas story. Charlie Gigot is a mute super at a dingy New York apartment building; he always wears a wool cap. One winter, a woman leaves her daughter Lou with Gigot, promising to be back the next day. Mom flakes out, and Gigot - who's down and out, probably with post-traumatic stress syndrome, has a drinking problem, and lives in a basement junk heap with a pet monkey - tries to find someone who will take Lou in. Winter gives way to spring; Gigot reluctantly becomes, in fits and starts, a parent. What if Lou's mom doesn't return; what are Charlie's options? His past may hold an answer. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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mute | hat | telefilm | See All (3) »

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and sensuality | See all certifications »
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21 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Der Schutzengel  »

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Lou decides to name Gigot's pet monkey Grace. William H. Macy has two daughters, each with the middle name Grace. See more »

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Ira: Beaureaucrats. Whenever you get a chance, you've got to blow smoke up their ass. Greases the wheels down the line.
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Remake of Gigot (1962) See more »

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A great movie
14 December 2005 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

In "The Wool Cap," William H. Macy once again proves that he is one of the best and most underrated actors working today. He creates a distinct personality, and has great chemistry with other characters, without ever saying a word. Keke Palmer is also one of the best child actors I've seen in a long time, and gives an award-worthy performance. Their unlikely friendship makes for a funny, sad and bittersweet movie. It's a bit slow, but it's entertaining the whole way through. And the soft, jazzy soundtrack sets the mood perfectly. Steven Schachter is obviously a talented director, and it would be nice to see him do something for the big screen. If he keeps making movies like this, it's bound to happen at some point.


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