The Wool Cap

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Created for the TNT television network, The Wool Cap is a remake of the 1962 film Gigot, which was written by and starred the legendary Jackie Gleason. This time around, it's Academy Award-nominee and Emmy winner William H. Macy (Fargo) handling the lead role, as well as teleplay and producer duties. Macy stars as Gigot, a curmudgeonly mute who works as the super at a worn-down apartment building. After living a lonely existence for most of his years, Gigot finds his life turned upside-down when he unwittingly finds himself in the care of a precocious young girl named Lou (Keke Palmer). Also starring Ned Beatty and Catherine O'Hara, The Wool Cap netted a 2005 Golden Globe nod for Macy.

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Critic Reviews for The Wool Cap

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Audience Reviews for The Wool Cap

Very nice movie with a great actor, William H. Macy. There is just something about that guy that makes movies really good. Great, warm hearted ending.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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½

A very sweet made for TV film, lifted above the average by William H Macy as the grump with a heart.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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½

Many years ago Charlie Chaplin made a delightful film entitled The Kid in which an impoverished, kind hearted man befriends a little child and the two of them become very close. Some years later Jackie Gleason, inspired by The Kid, made a delightful film entitled Gigot in which an impoverished, kind hearted man befriends a little child and the two of them become very close. In 2004 William H. Macy, inspired by Gigot, made a delightful made-for-TV movie about an impoverished, kind hearted man who befriends a young girl and the two of them become very close. This one starts a little slow but it quickly gains momentum, thanks to Macy, the always hilarious Don Rickles, and a surprisingly real performance from Catherine O'Hara.

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