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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

Writer:

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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They needed a family. What they got was magic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song Molly starts playing continuously on the piano before stopping after the first seven notes with Corrina in a later scene helping Molly by playing the song's last six notes is John Mason Neale's "Good King Wenceslas" which is an English 1853 Christmas carol that was originated from Finland 300 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

Corina leaves Molly's house and picks an orange off the tree. She tosses it to Molly, but then walks off continuing to toss an orange. See more »

Quotes

Manny Singer: Molly, why did you take my cigarettes? Answer me.
Molly: Corrina's husband went out for a carton of cigarettes and died. They all die. The TV said it.
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Connections

References Houseboat (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)
Written by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
Performed by Duke Ellington with Ivie Anderson
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Pleasant Surprise
3 August 2004 | by cordelia786See all my reviews

I came across this movie on TV late at night when I felt like zoning out and not watching anything that was heavy or depressing and found that I really enjoyed this movie! It's heartwarming, funny, and witty. It's a good, clean movie that you can watch with your family--kids, parents, grandparents, etc. and not get embarrassed by any scenes in it. It's not a sappy movie either though it does bring up some serious issues, such as death, racism, classism, etc. but does so in a comic way that is not depressing. The acting in it is excellent. The only thing that bothered me about it slightly was the vague ending, but it was nevertheless a positive ending. So, if you'd like to watch something light and uplifting that's well-done, I recommend this movie!


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