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The Wool Cap

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The Wool Cap is from the same team that two years ago gave us Door to Door, in which the same star, William H. Macy, portrayed a salesman with cerebral palsy and earned an Emmy. Before you dismiss it as another weepie in the TV social-worker mode, look around you at the antisocial world. Someone must care for an orphan like Lou (Keke Palmer) after her mother overdoses, and it might as well be Macy’s Gigot, a mute do-gooder building super who gets along with everybody, from Catherine O’Hara to Don Rickles, except his own father (Ned Beatty) and child-welfare bureaucrats. Macy, who never says a word, is terrific, and the remake is better than the 1962 original, Gigot, in which an oversize Jackie Gleason tried to be Charlie Chaplin by starring in a story, set in Paris, that he had written for himself.

The Wool Cap
TNT
Sunday, November 21. 8 to 10 P.M.


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