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The Wool Cap
The Wool Cap
Actors: William H. Macy, Ned Beatty, Keke Palmer, Don Rickles, Cherise Boothe
Director: Steven Schachter
Genres: Drama, Television
PG-13     2005     1hr 43min

THE WOOL CAP is an edgy yet poignant drama that tells the story of Gigot, a mute building superintendent who is tortured by his past but finds new life when he befriends Lou, a bright young girl who is abandoned by her mot...  more »


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Actors: William H. Macy, Ned Beatty, Keke Palmer, Don Rickles, Cherise Boothe
Director: Steven Schachter
Creators: William H. Macy, Steven Schachter, David A. Rosemont, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Frances Croke Page, Irene Litinsky, Jackie Gleason
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, All Made-for-TV Movies
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/14/2005
Original Release Date: 11/21/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 3/19/2018...
I absolutely love this movie! William H. Macy always does a magnificent job in any role he takes on but this entire film is amazingly good thanks to his talents! From starring role to co-producing to writing of the teleplay his presence is felt. A twist on the original Gigot character, masterfully portrayed by Jackie Gleason, Macy brings us a sad sack character who cannot speak and lives a life of quiet desperation as Super of an apartment building in St. Louis where there are mostly disgruntled residents with constant complaints from leaky ceilings from top to bottom to break-ins from the local drug crowd and poor Gigot is expected to solve them all. A little girl, left behind by her druggie mother finally gives him a new lease on life and brighter days ahead! This is a must see fabulous movie!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Carolyn A. (milkmaid) from GAINESVILLE, MO
Reviewed on 12/1/2010...
very good movie...not what you expect but a nice surprise
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Break out the Kleenex for this one!
Garybearsgirl | Milton, FL, USA | 07/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Admittedly based on the Jackie Gleason classic "Gigot," this film will have you reaching for the tissues as it pulls your heartstrings. William H Macy does an amazing silent performance. Family friendly, heartwarming, highly recommended!"
Will make you cry.
HP Reader | San Antonio, TX USA | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Taped this back before Christmas because it got good reviews. Finally got to watch it today and immediately checked Amazon to see if there was a DVD (won't be out til June). Reviews commented on how it was like the Jackie Gleason film Gigot (another one of my all time favorites) - similar premise in the beginning, but that's where it ends. Funny and sad - will make you hug your child if you have one."
William Macy Excellent as Always
J. Kash | Nebraska | 05/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"William Macy shows incredible talent and warmth in this story about transformation and reconciliation. We see the depth of his talent here especially in that he plays the entire role as a mute, and must rely solely on his eyes, facial expressions and body language to communicate-- and he does so superbly. You won't be sorry if you rent or buy this film"