Cookie's Fortune


1h 58m 1999

Brief Synopsis

In a small Mississippi town, Cookie Orcutt discreetly kills herself in order to join her late husband. But her uptight daughter can't stand the idea of a suicide in the family, and rearranges the evidence to seem like murder. The investigation of the alleged murder reveals hidden secrets about the p

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
October Films
Location
Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

In a small Mississippi town, Cookie Orcutt discreetly kills herself in order to join her late husband. But her uptight daughter can't stand the idea of a suicide in the family, and rearranges the evidence to seem like murder. The investigation of the alleged murder reveals hidden secrets about the people in the close-knit community.

Crew

Barbara Allen

Casting Associate

Gregory Alpert

Location Manager

Robert Altman

Producer

Stephen Altman

Production Designer

David Ascher

Assistant Director

Willi Baer

Executive Producer

Debra Baker

Driver

Adam Baral

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Barksdale

Other

Joe Barnett

Rerecording

Joe Barnett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jacqueline Beatka

Other

Javier Bennassar

Sound Effects Editor

Louis Bernard

Other

Sean Bernard

Other

Anne Black

Visual Effects

Scott Bourke

Other

Frank Bradley

Other

Peter Budd

Production Assistant

Susan Buffington

Hair Assistant

Alicia Burnett

Electrician

Snake Burnett

Grip

Billie Cain Jr.

Electrician

Frank Chapin

Other

Matthew Cope

Production Assistant

Martial Corneville

Hair

Rose Cox

Craft Service

W Russell Davis

Driver

Paul Deely

Grip

Tammy Dickson

Set Production Assistant

Martin Diggs

Production Assistant

Pam Dixon Mickelson

Casting

Denis Doyle

Set Production Assistant

Steven T Duke

Swing Gang

Jim Earley

Grip

Edwards

Swing Gang

Joann Edwards

Dialect Coach

Susan Emshwiller

Other

Kevin Erb

Key Grip

Mary Erstad

Foley Mixer

Suzanne Farese

Production Assistant

Susan Fitzer

Assistant Editor

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Robert Getty

Assistant Sound Editor

Sergio Giacoman

Other

Reece Gilmour

Other

Roy Grace

Driver

Dona Granata

Costume Designer

David Grant

Dialogue Editor

Reva Grantham

Craft Service

Johnny Hale

Best Boy Grip

Barbara A Hall

Unit Production Manager

Mitzi Haralson

Set Costumer

Paul Hauser

Rigging Gaffer

Michael Hertlein

Dialogue Editor

Edward Hogan

Security

Terry Hopkins

Props

Frederick Howard

Sound Editor

Jerry Jackson

Driver

Robert C Jackson

Dialogue Editor

Michael Jacobson

Rigging Gaffer

Derek Jensen

Grip

Richard L Johnson

Art Director

C W Jones

Foley Mixer

Thomas Jones

Adr Supervisor

Craig Jurkiewicz

Foley Editor

Melisa Kashiwahara

Apprentice

Susan Kaufmann

Costume Supervisor

Ossama Khuluki

Foley Artist

Scott Klier

Assistant

Michele Kohnhorst

Costumes

Toyomichi Kurita

Dp/Cinematographer

Toyomichi Kurita

Director Of Photography

Cheryl Kurk

Production Accountant

Warren Langton

Assistant

Helena Lea

Music Editor

C Y Lee

Assistant Editor

David A Leonard

Grip

Dedrick Lesure

Other

David Levy

Coproducer

Abraham Lim

Editor

Skip Long

Driver

Lexie Longstreet

Script Supervisor

Rob Lowe

Electrician

Anthony Maccario

Property Master

Lee Manning

Other

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Michele M Mcguire

Accountant

Stephen Mclaughlin

Music Producer

Lee Mclemore

Grip

Lee Mclemore

Best Boy Grip

James Mclindon

Coproducer

Jane Meek

Production Assistant

Linda Melazzo

Makeup Artist

Chucho Merchan

Stand-In

Jennfer M Mizenko

Other

Steve Moffitt

Driver

Tom Moore

Transportation Captain

Robert Mulcahy

Production Coordinator

Michael Mullane

Sound Effects Editor

Dan Muscarella

Other

Carole Nance

Driver

Earlene Naylor

Other

Ken Nevin

Driver

Ray Nevin

Transportation Co-Captain

Dee Nichols

Grip

Billy Parker

Driver

James J. Passanante

Construction Coordinator

Mary Cates Permenter

Accounting Assistant

Tim Pershing

Key Grip

Bill Pitts

Other

Steve Powers

Props

Anne Rapp

Screenplay

Chris Reddish

Best Boy

Patrick Reddish

Gaffer

Ferguson Reid M.d.

Other

Shayna N. Ritenour

Camera

Douglas Roberts

Props

Manlio Rochetti

Makeup

John Rogers

Electrician

John Ross

Rerecording

Joyce Rudolph

Photography

Patty Ryan

Main Title Design

Michael Satrazemis

Assistant Camera

Tyson Sawyer

Post-Production Assistant

Douglas Shamburger

Boom Operator

Robert Shelby

Props

John Shibata

Caterer

Aldo Signoretti

Wig Supplier

Don Smiten

Electrician

Adam H Smith

Electrician

Kennedy Sones

Production Assistant

Timothy D Spurry

Assistant Location Manager

Dave Stewart

Music

Dave Stewart

Original Music

Etchie Stroh

Producer

Wayne Stroud

Dolly Grip

Lucy Sustar

Foley Editor

Roland Thia

Sound Effects Editor

Phillip Thoman

On-Set Dresser

Tommy Thompson

Assistant Director

Derek Jan Vermaas

Assistant Production Coordinator

Thomas Watson

Electrician

Kristin Webb

Art Department Coordinator

Don Wegner

Grip

Mark Weingarten

Sound

Mark Weingarten

Sound Mixer

Bruce White

Swing Gang

Robert P Williams

Production Accountant

Elaine R Wood

Dga Trainee

Ron Yakshe

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
October Films
Location
Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States on Video September 14, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 2, 1999

Wide Release in United States April 9, 1999

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Opening Night) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.

Project previously in development at Spelling Entertainment which closed its film production arm in February 1998.

Began shooting May 19, 1998.

Completed shooting June 28, 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (World premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Opening Night) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States Spring April 2, 1999

Released in United States on Video September 14, 1999

Wide Release in United States April 9, 1999