The Wool Cap (2004)





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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.
Drama , Television
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Viacom Productions


Ned Beatty
as Mr. Gigot
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Critic Reviews for The Wool Cap

All Critics (1)

...thoroughly engaging and utterly heartwarming from start to finish.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Wool Cap

A dellightful retellling of the film Gigot in which Jackie Gleason starred. I saw the Gleason film as a child and I remember it had a profound effect on me. THis lacks htat dramatic depth, but is still a heartwarming story.

Lynn Fero
Lynn Fero

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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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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