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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

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Jessie Nelson
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Cast

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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 Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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A story as full of surprises as the human heart. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corina, Corina See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,160,000
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Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song Molly starts playing continuously on the piano before stopping after the first seven notes with Corrina in a later scene helping Molly by playing the song's last six notes is John Mason Neale's "Good King Wenceslas" which is an English 1853 Christmas carol that was originated from Finland 300 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

While Corrina and her sister are talking in the living room during the kids' nap time, Corrina's sister puts her arm behind Corrina on the couch. In the next shot, her hand is down by her side again and she moves her arm up on the couch for the second time. The following shot shows her hand down once again and she moves it up behind Corrina for the third and final time. See more »

Quotes

Corrina Washington: You know what I've discovered about your daddy? He likes to eat cookies in bed. Could you tuck that sheet in... just there?
Molly: Corrina... this is where my mommy sleeps.
Corrina Washington: You're right. Your mommy used to sleep here.
Molly: When is she coming back?
Corrina Washington: Well, Molly... she's not coming back. When you die, the angels take you up to heaven to be with God.
Molly: Then I want to die, too.
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Features Name That Tune (1953) See more »

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BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
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Delightful!
29 August 2002 | by Lew GrahamSee all my reviews

My wife Rebecca is a fan of Ray Liotta so when this movie appeared on cable TV it had to be viewed. And what a surprise! The rapport between Ray and Whoopi Goldberg was very noticable. I don't know if it is so but there seemed to be a considerable amount of ad lib-ing. Some of the things that happened on screen could not have been scripted or the director's instructions. And the rapport between Whoopi and Molly (Tina Majorino later to be seen in "Waterworld") was just as impressive. But the theme of two minority groups (Jewish and Negro) coming together in the way they did was done in absolutely good taste and a delight to any liberal thinking viewers. It could have become a weepie but, for sure, I'm glad it didn't. I can't wait to see it again.


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