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The Wool Cap (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 21 November 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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Color
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Trivia

Lou decides to name Gigot's pet monkey Grace. William H. Macy has two daughters, each with the middle name Grace. 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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A great movie
14 December 2005 | by Chromium_5See all my reviews

In "The Wool Cap," William H. Macy once again proves that he is one of the best and most underrated actors working today. He creates a distinct personality, and has great chemistry with other characters, without ever saying a word. Keke Palmer is also one of the best child actors I've seen in a long time, and gives an award-worthy performance. Their unlikely friendship makes for a funny, sad and bittersweet movie. It's a bit slow, but it's entertaining the whole way through. And the soft, jazzy soundtrack sets the mood perfectly. Steven Schachter is obviously a talented director, and it would be nice to see him do something for the big screen. If he keeps making movies like this, it's bound to happen at some point.


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