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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:

R | See all certifications »
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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$292,483, 27 August 1989

Gross USA:

$1,869,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Lenore: I raised you all by myself. I was a single mother long before they were talking about it on Oprah Winfrey.
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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

Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1990 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Work
Performed by CCP
Written by David Palmer, Chris Hubert & Peter Chapman
© 1988 Fiction Songs Ltd.
All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of UNI Records
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a real gem
12 April 2001 | by HALNIT-2See all my reviews

The story was just O.K. as an action comedy. Peter Falk did O.K. job as a boss of Mafia but not as good as his famous role, Columbo.

What I want to emphasize here is that I found Emily Lloyd, who played the hidden daughter of the boss, is an incredible actress. She is genius! I instantly became a big fan of hers as soon as she came up to the screen. I hope she appears on lots more movies.


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