Corky Romano

Released 2001


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Rob Pritts
Corky Romano is a comedy centered around the antics of veterinarian Corky Romano (Chris Kattan), a young man who has not had any contact with his family since his mother's death. He unexpectedly receives a call from his father "Pops" (Peter Falk), a Mob crime boss, who asks Corky to steal evidence from the FBI that incriminates Pops in racketeering charges. Corky creates an alter ego, Agent Corky Pissant, and constructs a fictional background for himself that includes a Harvard education and an extensive knowledge of how to speak different foreign languages. Corky attempts to destroy the evidence related to his father's case, but the FBI distracts him from his mission by assigning him to different jobs involving gang members, hostage situations and drug deals. Complicating things further, Corky develops feelings for FBI agent Kate Russo (Vinessa Shaw), but she is not interested in him. As Corky tries to save his father and reestablish his place in the family, he uncovers some surprising secrets.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 20

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    As Corky, Mr. Kattan never finds an appealing perspective on his character. Sweetness is not this gifted comedian's strong suit, and in its place Mr. Kattan offers a desperate eage...

  • 12

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A dead zone of comedy. The concept is exhausted, the ideas are tired, the physical gags are routine, the story is labored, the actors look like they can barely contain their doubts...

  • 10

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Ranks as the most slapdash comedic star vehicle to hit screens since Harland Williams misfired with the career-stalling "RocketMan."

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Slapstick, Crime