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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noreen Hennessey ... High Heels (as Noreen Hennessy)
... Shirl
Erica Yohn ... Grandma Eva
... Molly Singer
... Manny Singer
... Grandpa Harry
... Sid
... Jonesy
Juney Ellis ... Miss O'Herlihy (as June C. Ellis)
... Rita Lang
... Liala Sheffield
... Repeat Nanny
Pearl Huang ... Mrs. Wang
... Tommy Wang
... Joe Allechinetti
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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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They needed a family. What they got was magic. 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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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Corina, Corina  »

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$20,160,000
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1.85 : 1
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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

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 »

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Molly: [on phone] Operator? We're having trouble on our line; can you dial that number again?
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Referenced in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) See more »

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YOU GO TO MY HEAD
Written by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots
Performed by Louis Armstrong with Oscar Peterson
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Delightful!
29 August 2002 | by See 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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