Corky Romano

Release Date: October 12, 2001

Chris Kattan gets a vision of his post SNL career.

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This year, instead of getting the annual Saturday Night Live fall film, we get a clone in the form of Corky Romano, with SNL staple Chris Kattan as the lead. Kattan plays Corky, a shy, sensitive guy who goes undercover within the FBI on behalf of his Mob family. Working on a premise that might be funny if it wasn't attached to this terribly unfunny SNL-type character, the movie continues the tradition of bringing quirky characters to the big screen.

The premise certainly would be inviting to any other actor. A role reversal where a mobster has to enter the FBI to spy on the FBI is a very funny premise, but it seems that it will be clouded with this over-the-top character and looks as flat as any SNL-based movie. The most recent of the SNL movies which featured a slightly-marginal character was The Ladies Man, and it opened miserably, with a weekend take just north of $5 million. There really is no reason why Corky Romano will deviate from The Ladies Man's box-office take. The movie lacks any of the marginal charm and wit of Superstar or Night at the Roxbury and seems destined to go out with a whimper. There is a possibility of success, however, if the marketing concentrates on the premise and not the main character. Early indication is that Corky is the star and it's Corky's movie to carry, so it'll be wait-and-see.
(Walid Habboub/BOP)

Vital statistics for Corky Romano
Main Cast Chris Kattan, Richard Rountree, Vinessa Shaw
Supporting Cast Peter Falk, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Fred Ward
Director Rob Pritts
Screenwriter David Garrett, Jason Ward
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Rating PG-13
Running Time 86 minutes
Screen Count 2,062
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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Wayne's World * 2/14/9218.12 26.32 1768 10249.00 14323.9 121.70 176.83 6.72
Wayne's World 2 12/10/9313.52 19.69 2400 5633.00 7891.6 47.07 68.55 3.48
Night at the Roxbury, A 10/2/989.61 12.35 1865 5153.00 6372.6 30.32 38.98 3.16
Superstar 10/8/998.91 10.61 1943 4586.00 5236.0 30.63 36.50 3.44
Ladies Man 10/13/005.43 6.07 2022 2685.00 2889.2 13.59 15.20 2.50
Stuart Saves His Family 4/14/950.37 0.51 400 925.00 1233.3 0.91 1.26 2.22



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