Corrina, Corrina (New Line, 1994)
When Manny Singer’s (Ray
Liotta) wife dies, his young daughter Molly (Tina Majorino) becomes mute and withdrawn.
To help him cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington (Whoopi Goldberg). She coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. While Manny and Corrina’s friendship delights Molly, it enrages the other townspeople.
Actor Don Ameche, best known for his Oscar Award-winning role in Cocoon played Grandpa Henry. Corrina, Corrina was his final film role before his December 1993 death. (He did not die during filming; his scenes were completed.) It was also the final film for actress K.T. Stevens (born Gloria Woods) before her death in 1994. Stevens played Mrs. Morgan.
Corrina, Corrina was released in August 1994 and took in over $20 million, slightly less than its $22 million budget.