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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.

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Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and ... See full summary »

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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

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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 »

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Tarentella Brillante
Written by Angelo DiPippo (uncredited)
Performed by Angelo DiPippo (as Angelo & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Fiestra Record Company, Inc.
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A very entertaining Mafia parody!
16 January 2003 | by Mark BrunoSee all my reviews

This was about a godfather type mafioso (Peter Falk) that was just released after spending 19 years in prison. He makes up with his daughter (Emily Lloyd) and together they pull a real caper on the other head of the crime family, in addition to doing a con job on the local DA to help him snuff out the other family head. A very funny movie. It was good to see Peter Falk in a part where he was the criminal instead of the detective. Bob Gunton, who played the warden in the Shawshank Redemption is the DA. Also watch for Jerry Lewis.


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