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Cookie (1989)

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director:

Susan Seidelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Dominick Capisco
Dianne Wiest ... Lenore
Emily Lloyd ... Carmela 'Cookie' Voltecki
Michael V. Gazzo ... Carmine
Brenda Vaccaro ... Bunny
Adrian Pasdar ... Vito
Lionel Stander ... Enzo Della Testa
Jerry Lewis ... Arnold Ross
Bob Gunton ... Richie Segretto
Ben Rayson Ben Rayson ... Henry Solomon
Ricki Lake ... Pia
Joe Mantello ... Dominick
Thomas Quinn Thomas Quinn ... Vinnie
David Wohl ... Alvin Diamond
Joy Behar ... Dottie
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Storyline

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cookie - Die Tochter des Paten See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,869,417
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Lenore's apartment scenes were filmed in Sunnyside,NY. The apartment was converted from a existing dental office. The Dentist was paid a hefty price for the use of his office for a one month period. When the filming was over The distraught dentist claimed damages and said it wasn't worth the price to close his practice for the filming. See more »

Goofs

Although given correctly in the opening credits, Brenda Vaccaro's surname turns into "Vacarro" in the closing credit cast list. See more »

Quotes

Carmela 'Cookie' Voltecki: This place smells like a bordello.
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Crazy Credits

Major sections of the closing credits are each headed by graphic icons for the respective departments. See more »


Soundtracks

Americanos
Written and Performed by Holly Johnson
© 1988 Holly Johnson Music
All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of UNI Records
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Not so good
23 February 1999 | by giraffeloverSee all my reviews

It was planned as a feel good movie like 'Desperately Seeking Susan' but in fact it is unfortunately only goofy and boring. I don't know why such a accomplished writer like Nora Ephron had written such a bad screenplay and the poor actors and actresses like Ricki Lake, Dianne Wiest, Peter Falk, Brenda Vaccaro, Lionel Stander or Jerry Lewis have had no chance to show their talents. And poor Emily Lloyd. I think it costs her a lot of sympathy in Hollywood and have had prevented to become such a big star like Gwyneth Paltrow or Winona Ryder in the USA.


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