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Cookie (1989)

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director:

Susan Seidelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Dominick Capisco
Dianne Wiest ... Lenore
Emily Lloyd ... Carmela 'Cookie' Voltecki
Michael V. Gazzo ... Carmine
Brenda Vaccaro ... Bunny
Adrian Pasdar ... Vito
Lionel Stander ... Enzo Della Testa
Jerry Lewis ... Arnold Ross
Bob Gunton ... Richie Segretto
Ben Rayson Ben Rayson ... Henry Solomon
Ricki Lake ... Pia
Joe Mantello ... Dominick
Thomas Quinn Thomas Quinn ... Vinnie
David Wohl ... Alvin Diamond
Joy Behar ... Dottie
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Storyline

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cookie - Die Tochter des Paten See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$292,483, 27 August 1989

Gross USA:

$1,869,417

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,869,417
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Lenore's apartment scenes were filmed in Sunnyside,NY. The apartment was converted from a existing dental office. The Dentist was paid a hefty price for the use of his office for a one month period. When the filming was over The distraught dentist claimed damages and said it wasn't worth the price to close his practice for the filming. See more »

Goofs

Although given correctly in the opening credits, Brenda Vaccaro's surname turns into "Vacarro" in the closing credit cast list. See more »

Quotes

Carmela 'Cookie' Voltecki: This place smells like a bordello.
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Crazy Credits

Major sections of the closing credits are each headed by graphic icons for the respective departments. See more »

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Soundtracks

I Should Be So Lucky
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Written by Mike Stock (as Stock), Matt Aitken (as Aitken), Pete Waterman (as Waterman)
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Emily Lloyd - pure gem
5 August 2000 | by Joyce HauchartSee all my reviews

Lazy rainy evening, not ready to watch a big masterpiece, rent Cookie. Great actors who are not doing a good job, bad plot and screen writing, but the best part is reserved for Cookie - Emily Lloyd. She is the small diamond in this film. Of course, her character has been worked out pretty well by the writer. Anyway, it's a marvel to see her develop from "almost hooker" to "mob woman." Peter Falk disappears in every scene where she enters.


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