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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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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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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New Line Cinema See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tina Majorino and Whoopi Goldberg costarred again, five years after this film, in "Alice in Wonderland" (1999). 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

Molly: My daddy doesn't think she's in heaven.
Corrina Washington: Well, that's probably just because your daddy is so jealous of the angels. He's so jealous, he can't even stand to think about those angels who get to play with your mommy all day long. And he's hurting just like you're hurting, and you're going to hurt for a long time. Every day it'll get a little better, but you'll always miss your mommy, and that's okay.
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Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes For You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Peter Cox & Niki Harris
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Love has no boundaries
7 November 1998 | by newsiesSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful film with wonderful Christian values. Whoopie Goldberg plays a good woman who is sent to help a family deal with the horrible reality of death. She not only brings love back into the household, but also magic.

This is a great movie for all ages. My kids loved it. They wanted to watch it again and again.

Enjoy!


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