Cookie (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Produced by Laurence Mark
Written by Nora Ephron
Alice Arlen
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Oliver Stapleton
Edited by Andrew Mondshein
Distributed by Lorimar Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • August 23, 1989 (1989-08-23)
Running time
94 min.
Language English
Box office $1,869,417

Cookie is a 1989 comedy film directed by Susan Seidelman, starring Peter Falk and released on August 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. Pictures.


Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.

Cookie's mother, Lenore Voltecki (Dianne Wiest), has been Dino's longtime mistress. Dino's actual wife Bunny (Brenda Vaccaro) has, he thinks, been kept in the dark about Dino's mistress and his daughter. Dino decides that the best way to get to know Cookie is to hire her as his chauffeur. With her ears to the conspiracies floating around Dino, she quickly discovers that her father's old crony, Carmine (Michael V. Gazzo), has been swindling him and that Dino's life is in jeopardy.

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The film received negative reviews from critics upon its release and has 18% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Home media[edit]

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States on May 4, 2010.


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