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Cookie's Fortune ()


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Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

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Camille Dixon
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Cora Duvall
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Emma Duvall
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Jason Brown
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Willis Richland
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Jewel Mae 'Cookie' Orcutt
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Lester Boyle
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Otis Tucker
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Jack Palmer
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Manny Hood
Danny Darst ...
Billy Cox
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Eddie 'The Expert' Pitts
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Patrick Freeman
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Wanda Carter
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Theo Johnson
Ruby Wilson ...
Josie Martin
Preston Strobel ...
Ronnie Freeman
Anne Whitfield ...
Mrs. Henderson / Herodias (as Ann Whitfield)
Hank Worsham ...
Tigellinus
Kenny Pillow ...
Soldier #1
Derek Guyer ...
Soldier #2
Emily Sindelar ...
Marlene
Heath Lail ...
Prop Boy
Shari Schneider ...
Mrs. Tippit
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Mr. Tippit (as John Sullivan)
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Mr. Henderson
Ferguson Reid ...
Deputy
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Deputy (as Chris Coulson)
Cheryl Cole ...
Picnic Lady
Fred Sanders ...
Guitarist
Jimmy Ellis ...
Drummer
Solomon McDaniel ...
Keyboardist
Terris Tate ...
Bass Guitarist

Directed by

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Robert Altman

Written by

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Anne Rapp ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert Altman ... producer
Willi Bär ... executive producer (as Willi Baer)
David Levy ... co-producer
James McLindon ... co-producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh ... producer (as Etchie Stroh)

Music by

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David A. Stewart

Cinematography by

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Toyomichi Kurita ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Abraham Lim

Editorial Department

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Susan Fitzer ... assistant editor
Melisa Kashiwahara ... apprentice editor
Christine Lee ... assistant editor (as C.Y. Lee)
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Tyson Sawyer ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Pam Dixon ... (as Pam Dixon Mickelson)

Production Design by

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Stephen Altman

Art Direction by

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Richard L. Johnson ... (as Richard Johnson)

Set Decoration by

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Susan Emshwiller ... (as Susan J. Emshwiller)

Makeup Department

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Susan Buffington ... assistant hair stylist
Martial Corneville ... key hair stylist
Linda Melazzo ... makeup artist
Manlio Rocchetti ... key makeup artist
Aldo Signoretti ... wig designer
Gloria Belz ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Barbara A. Hall ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen Altman ... second unit director
David Ascher ... second assistant director
Tommy Thompson ... first assistant director
Elaine Wood ... dga trainee

Art Department

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Kevin Bakeksdale ... laborer
Louis Bernard ... painter
Sean Bernard ... paint foreman
Chris Coulson ... lead man
Steven T. Duke ... swing gang
'Turk' Edwards ... swing gang
Terry Hopkins ... propmaker
Dedrick Lesure ... laborer
Anthony Maccario ... property master
James Passanante ... construction coordinator
Steve Powers ... propmaker
Douglas Roberts ... propmaker
Robert Shelby ... propmaker
Phillip Thoman ... on-set dresser
Kristin Webb ... art department coordinator
Bruce White ... swing gang

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Javier Bennassar ... sound effects editor
Frank Bradley ... cable person
Mary Erstad ... foley mixer
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Robert Getty ... assistant sound editor
David Grant ... dialogue editor
Michael Hertlein ... dialogue editor
Frederick Howard ... supervising sound editor
Robert Jackson ... dialogue editor (as Robert C. Jackson)
C.W. Jones ... foley mixer
Thomas Jones ... adr supervisor
Craig Jurkiewicz ... foley editor
Ossama Khuluki ... foley artist
Diane Marshall ... foley artist (as S. Dianne Marshall)
Michael Mullane ... sound effects editor
John Ross ... re-recording mixer
Douglas Shamburger ... boom operator (as Doug Shamburger)
Anne Slack ... digital transfer engineer
Lucy Sustar ... foley editor
Roland N. Thai ... sound effects editor (as Roland Thai)
Mark Weingarten ... sound mixer
Frank Bradley ... second boom operator (uncredited)
Michael Hertlein ... adr editor (uncredited)
Frederick Howard ... sound designer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Thomas Kittle ... special effects coordinator
Ken Gorrell ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Steven Fagerquist ... digital effects artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Reed Altman ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Adam Baral ... second assistant camera
Alicia 'Red' Burnett ... rigging electrician
Snake Burnett ... grip
Billie J. Cain Jr. ... rigging electrician (as Billie Cain Jr.)
Paul Deely ... grip
James A. Earley ... grip (as Jim Earley)
Kevin Erb ... key grip
Johnny Hale ... best boy grip (as Johnny Montana Hale)
Paul Hauser ... rigging gaffer
Michael Jacobson ... rigging gaffer
Derek Jensen ... grip
David Leonard ... grip
Robert Lowe ... electrician (as Rob Lowe)
Lee McLemore ... additional best boy grip (as Lee Mclemore) / grip (as Lee Mclemore)
Dee Nichols ... grip
Tim Pershing ... key grip
Chris Reddish ... best boy electric
Patrick Reddish ... gaffer
Shayna Ritenour ... camera loader
John 'Bones' Rogers ... rigging electrician
Joyce Rudolph ... unit photographer
Michael E. Satrazemis ... first assistant camera (as Michael Edison Satrazemis)
Don Smiten ... rigging electrician
Adam Smith ... electrician
Wayne Stroud ... dolly grip
Thomas E. Watson ... electrician (as Tom Watson)
Don W. Wegner ... grip (as Don Wegner)
Kevin B. May ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Allen ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dona Granata ... costumes
Mitzi Haralson ... set costumer
Susan Kaufmann ... costume supervisor
Michele Kohnhorst ... costume assistant
Earlene Naylor ... seamstress

Location Management

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Gregory H. Alpert ... location manager
Timothy D. Spurry ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Helena Lea ... music editor
Stephen McLaughlin ... music producer: Gohl McLaughlin Prods.
Chucho Merchán ... musician: double bass
Patrick Seymour ... musician: harmonium
David A. Stewart ... musician: guitar
The Edge ... musician: guitar

Transportation Department

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Debra Baker ... driver
Russell Davis ... driver
Roy A. Grace ... driver (as Roy Grace)
Jerry Jackson ... driver
Skip Long ... driver
Steve Moffit ... driver (as Steve Moffitt)
Tom Moore ... transportation captain
Carole Nance ... driver
Ken Nevin ... driver (as Ken Nevin Jr.) / transportation co-captain (as Ray Nevin)
Billy Parker ... driver
Bill Pitts ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Jacqueline S. Beatka ... draper/cutter (as Jacqueline Beatka)
Scott Bourke ... food server
Peter Budd ... production assistant
Paula Cantu ... assistant: Robert Altman (as Paula J. Cantu)
Frank Chapin ... stager: "Salome"
Matthew Cope ... production assistant
Rose Cox ... craft service assistant
Tammy R. Dickson ... set production assistant (as Tammy Dickson)
Martin L. Diggs ... production assistant (as Martin Diggs)
Denis Doyle ... set production assistant
Joann Edwards ... dialect coach
Suzanne Farese ... production assistant
Sergio Giacoman ... prep cook
Reece Gilmore ... programmer
Reva Grantham ... craft service
Edward Hogan ... security coordinator
Scott Klier ... assistant: Glenn Close
Cheryl Kurk ... production accountant
Warren Langton ... assistant: Patricia Neal
Lexie Longstreet ... script supervisor
Lee Manning ... engineer: Chapel Studio
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Michelle M. Mcguire ... payroll accountant
Jane Meek ... production assistant
Jennifer M. Mizenko ... choreographer: Salome
Robin Mulcahy Fisichella ... production coordinator (as Robin Mulcahy)
Mary Cates Permenter ... accounting assistant
Ferguson Reid ... company physician (as Ferguson Reid M.D.)
Patrice Ryan ... title designer (as Patty Ryan)
George Sheanshang ... legal services (as George Sheanshang Esq.)
John Shibata ... assistant chef
Kennedy Sones ... production assistant
Derek Jan Vermaas ... assistant production coordinator
Robert P. Williams ... assistant accountant
Ron Yakshe ... head chef
Michael Altman ... projectionist (uncredited)
Julian Del Valle ... balloon lights (uncredited)
Kate Jones ... assistant: Liv Tyler (uncredited)
Peter Kelley ... dialogue coach: Chris O'Donnell (uncredited)

Thanks

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Wren Arthur ... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
Joshua Astrachan ... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
Brad Athey ... special thanks
Frederick Bakey ... special thanks
Jon Beatty ... special thanks
Tom Boone ... special thanks: director, Holly Springs Utility Department
Vicki Bowlin ... special thanks: Bell South
Suzanne Calvert ... special thanks
May Chan ... special thanks
Hal Cohen ... special thanks
John Paul Daniel ... special thanks
Marilyn Deighton ... special thanks: costume department, Mississippi State University
James Q. Dickerson ... special thanks: district engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation
Kenneth A. Dickerson ... special thanks: sheriff, Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Kenneth Dixon ... special thanks
Michael Drucker ... special thanks: associate council, Collegiate Licensing Company
Ward Emling ... special thanks: director, Department of Economic and Community Development, Mississippi Film Office
Bert Foregger ... special thanks: University of Mississippi
Peter Graham ... special thanks
Bea Green ... special thanks: First State Bank of Holly Springs
Eileen Gregory ... special thanks
Kenneth L. Holbrook ... special thanks: fire chief, Holly Springs Fire Department
Heather Holst ... special thanks
George Humphreys ... special thanks: superintendent, Holly Springs Utility Department
Kate Jones ... special thanks
Michael Kasher ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Clint Mahle ... special thanks: University of Mississippi
Greg Majerus ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Laurie McBride ... special thanks
Jean Miller ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Mark Miller ... special thanks: Miller's Department Store
Sherri Mills ... special thanks
Ritchie Montgomery ... special thanks
Marie S. Moore ... special thanks: Holly Springs Marshall County Film Commission
Luz Moretti ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Susan Muir ... special thanks
Thomas Hal Phillips ... special thanks
Gale Rice ... special thanks: Bell South
Lauren Sanders ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Leah Sanders ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Diane Sellers ... special thanks
Linn Sitler ... special thanks: director, Memphis & Shelby County Film, Tape and Music Office
Eddie Lee Smith ... grateful acknowledgment: mayor of Holly Springs
Johnnie C. Smith ... special thanks: police coordinator, Holly Springs Police Department (as Sgt. Johnnie C. Smith)
Danielle Sotet ... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
Art Stribley ... special thanks (as Arthur Stribley)
Yael Stroh ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Janis Tingle ... special thanks: licensing manager, Mississippi State University
Michael Toji ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Chris Turner ... special thanks: National Cellular Rentals
Jack West ... special thanks
Dana Williams ... special thanks: Moonstone Entertainment
Kenneth Williams ... special thanks (as Dr. Kenneth Williams)
R. Milton Winter ... special thanks: First Presbyterian Church of Holly Springs (as Reverend R. Milton Winter)
Brian Wong ... special thanks: The Travel Circuit
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Cookie's Fortune unfolds over an eventful Easter weekend in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The town residents are peaceful, kind folk -- with the exception of Camille Dixon -- a pushy theatre director with an incredibly shy younger sister, Cora, whose estranged daughter Emma has just returned to town. On the heels of her latest play, Camille is shocked to discover that her Aunt Jewel Mae "Cookie" Orcutt has committed suicide. Terrified at the thought of how this will tarnish the family name, she eats the suicide note to make it look like a burglary. This set-up leads the police to one main suspect, Willis Richland, who also happens to be Cookie's best friend. Although the rest of the town is convinced Willis didn't commit the crime, an outside investigator isn't so sure. As Easter Sunday and opening night of the play arrive, the truth comes out, revealing more secrets than anyone could have possibly imagined. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Welcome to Holly Springs... home of murder, mayhem and catfish enchiladas. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Aufruhr in Holly Springs (Germany)
  • Колесо фортуны (Russia)
  • Quem Matou Cookie? (Portugal)
  • Averea lui Cookie (Romania)
  • ¿Quién mató a Cookie? (Mexico)
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  • 118 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,801,083, 18 Apr 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Robert Altman felt that Liv Tyler had been too glamorous in previous films, so he asked her to cut her hair short for for this movie. (Arguably, the short hair did little to diminish her glamour.) See more »
Goofs In the opening scene where the police car backs up and then pulls away, you can see the cameraman's shadow and then also his reflection on the side of the car. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Matrix/10 Things I Hate About You/Cookie's Fortune/The Out-of-Towners/The Dreamlife of Angels (1999). See more »
Quotes Cora Duvall: Camille, Aunt Jewel shot herself.
Camille Dixon: We don't know that Aunt Jewel shot herself.
Cora Duvall: What do you mean?
Camille Dixon: All we know was that Aunt Jewel was shot, period.
Cora Duvall: But - but the gun was in her hand. She must have - must have -
Camille Dixon: Don't always go for the obvious, Cora. Just think!
Cora Duvall: What are you eating?
Camille Dixon: Nothin'. Now, you just listen to me, all right? Aunt Jewel did not commit suicide. Nobody in this family commits suicide. Suicide is a disgrace. Only crazy people commit suicide. So if that's what come - some robber, some murderer is trying to make this look like, well, forget that you saw the gun in her hand, you hear me? It was not there. Aunt Jewel did not commit suicide.
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