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The Wool Cap (2004)

The mute superintendent of a ramshackle apartment building, becomes the unwilling guardian of a little girl with an attitude.

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

Jackie Gleason (story "Gigot"), William H. Macy (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Gigot
Ned Beatty ... Gigot's Father
Keke Palmer ... Lou
Don Rickles ... Ira
Cherise Boothe ... Arleen
Julito McCullum ... Jamal
Catherine O'Hara ... Gloria
Lucinda Davis ... Jamal's Sister
Michelle Sweeney Michelle Sweeney ... Jamal's Grandmother
Alexandra Castillo ... Falling Ceiling Woman (as Alex Castillo)
Kwasi Songui ... Joe
Crystal Crystal ... Gigot's Monkey
Anastasia Tsar Anastasia Tsar ... Coffee Shop Waitress
Cecile Cristobal Cecile Cristobal ... Coffee Shop Girl
Minor Mustain Minor Mustain ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

A Christmas story. Charlie Gigot is a mute super at a dingy New York apartment building; he always wears a wool cap. One winter, a woman leaves her daughter Lou with Gigot, promising to be back the next day. Mom flakes out, and Gigot - who's down and out, probably with post-traumatic stress syndrome, has a drinking problem, and lives in a basement junk heap with a pet monkey - tries to find someone who will take Lou in. Winter gives way to spring; Gigot reluctantly becomes, in fits and starts, a parent. What if Lou's mom doesn't return; what are Charlie's options? His past may hold an answer. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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mute | hat | telefilm | See All (3) »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bonnet de laine See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Color
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Keke Palmer's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Ira: Beaureaucrats. Whenever you get a chance, you've got to blow smoke up their ass. Greases the wheels down the line.
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Remake of Gigot (1962) See more »

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28 November 2005 | by babbiiebobbieSee all my reviews

I am 12 years old. I cried my little eyes out watching this movie. Most girls love the dramatic movies. Girls and guys will enjoy watching this movie. There is a lot of scenes that you will want to cry really hard about. Just let it out. It's great to express yourself. See there is this mute man, and he doesn't have any friends but his pet monkey. And this monkey is his bffl (best friend for life). The man always wears this wool cap. What does it mean? Where does it come from? Find out yourself and watch the movie! Well anyways he gets stuck watching this young girl. Does he have fun, or hate life with the little girl? Find out yourself and watch the movie! Everyone will enjoy it, and it's okaie to cry. It shows that you are ACTUALLY watching the movie. So what are you going to do when you finish reading my summary? Hmm? Here is a suggestion, WATCH THE MOVIE!

PS: Get some tissues first.


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