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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

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In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

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Jessie Nelson

Writer:

Jessie Nelson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noreen Hennessey Noreen Hennessey ... High Heels (as Noreen Hennessy)
Lucy Webb ... Shirl
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Grandma Eva
Tina Majorino ... Molly Singer
Ray Liotta ... Manny Singer
Don Ameche ... Grandpa Harry
Larry Miller ... Sid
Joan Cusack ... Jonesy
Juney Ellis Juney Ellis ... Miss O'Herlihy (as June C. Ellis)
Mimi Lieber ... Rita Lang
Karen Leigh Hopkins ... Liala Sheffield
Lin Shaye ... Repeat Nanny
Pearl Huang Pearl Huang ... Mrs. Wang
Marcus Toji ... Tommy Wang
Louis Mustillo ... Joe Allechinetti
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Storyline

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople. Written by movix

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They needed a family. What they got was magic. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was Don Ameche's final film before his death on December 6, 1993 at the age of 85. He completed his scenes shortly before he died. See more »

Goofs

When arriving at the restaurant for breakfast, Corrina drives the car into a pole. When first hitting the pole, there is no damage to the car at all, but when the front is shown a second time, there is a broken light and a rusted dent on the side of the quarter panel, which could not have rusted that quickly. See more »

Quotes

Molly: Do you taste like chocolate?
Lizzie: I don't know, do you taste like vanilla?
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Connections

References Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
Performed by Jevetta Steele
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FYI: Personal reflection
27 October 2003 | by mriekerSee all my reviews

This is a very endearing and heartwarming movie, I readily feel that it captures the delicate issue of mixed race relations during the 1950's with the right amount of poignancy and humor. Whoopi Goldberg is a delight and the whole cast works very well together. The film's setting had an added impact to me as it was filmed in my old neighborhood in Long Beach, California where i grew up and even though i grew up in the seventies i could easily identify with the events and characters. I fully recommend this as a film for the whole family.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrina, Corrina See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,164,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,164,171
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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