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Corky Romano (2001)

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The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

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Rob Pritts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Kattan ... Corky Romano
Vinessa Shaw ... Agent Kate Russo
Peter Falk ... Francis A. Romano
Peter Berg ... Paulie Romano
Chris Penn ... Peter Romano
Fred Ward ... Leo Corrigan
Richard Roundtree ... Howard Shuster
Matthew Glave ... Agent Brick Davis
Roger Fan ... Agent Bob Cox
Dave Sheridan ... Agent Terrence Darnell
Michael Massee ... Angry Gunman
Vincent Pastore ... Tony
Fiona Hale Fiona Hale ... Florence
Kip King ... Dr. Kipper
Al Eben Al Eben ... Dale
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Storyline

A naive, bumbling veterinarian named Corky Romano the outcast son if a Mafia boss, is recruited by his family to infiltrate the FBI and steal any and all evidence that will put his cranky father named Francis A. "Pops" Romano in jail! But he's in way over his head when he's made out to be a super agent. It's a reputation must live up to as he tries to fake his way through one tough assignment after another while hunting for the elusive incriminating proof of his father's illegal activities. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Who is Corky Romano? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for drug and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese | Spanish | Thai

Release Date:

12 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corky Bonano See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,023,173, 14 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,978,402, 10 February 2002
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

In the doorway, Corky sees his father and puts his suitcase down. In the very next shot, from the other side of his father's bed, he is carrying the suitcase, and puts it down next to the bed. See more »

Quotes

Peter: I don't have time for horse shit.
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Connections

References Black Beauty (1921) See more »

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Obsessions
Written by Bryan New and George Young
Courtesy of FirstCom Music, Inc.
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A friend's 9-year-old daughter thought it was hilarious . . .tell you anything.
6 February 2003 | by skotgpSee all my reviews

Probably the only thing that got the movie up to a four for me is the fact that I love Peter Falk. One of the world's great portrayers of bumbling incompetence . . . and yet he is one of the only anchors that prevents this from being a chaotic disaster. As Pops Romano, he provides a respectable mix of gangster charm and straight man to Chris Kattan's manic foolishness. Respectable performances are also offered by Richard Roundtree as the harried boss, Vinessa Shaw as a talented female FBI agent bouncing her head off a glass ceiling and Fred Ward as Falk's advisor and Benedict Arnold.

The plot concept actually has some wonderful possibilities and, in the hands of a young Steve Martin or Chevy Chase, could have proved a great comedic vehicle. Kattan, who seems to idolize Ernest or Pee Wee Herman, just provides a muddled mess. Sadly, Peter Berg and Chris Penn, who portray his misfit brothers, both fall far short of their proven capability.

There are some very funny scenes, but they are far too few and separated by way too many boring ones. What I truly miss here is what always attracted me to the Leslie Neilsen movies. There is no 'second level' of wit riding over the slapstick. No cultural references that only the adults get. . no double entendre. . it is just silly.

And, by the way, this doesn't all mean that I am recommending it for your 9-year-old, because hopefully they have better taste and less fascination with some of their body parts and their functions.


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