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3 December 1971 (Ireland) See more »
They touched each other and let go of the world.
An aging actor finds himself falling for the beautiful, and much younger, wife of an attorney. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jason Robards ... Matthew South

Katharine Ross ... Anais Appleton
Scott Hylands ... David Appleton

Roy Jenson ... Man in park (as Roy C. Jenson)

Mark Bramhall ... Man in park
Marc Hannibal ... Dog owner
Robert C. Ferro Jr. ... Private detective
Floy Dean ... Woman in restaurant
Chuck Dorsett ... Dentist (as Charles Dorsett)
Laura Ash ... Patient
Robert Rothwell ... Policeman
Vera Stough ... Girl in movie
James Burr Johnson ... FBI agent
Lou Picetti ... FBI agent
Stu Klitsner ... FBI agent
Robin Menken ... Hippie
Christopher Pray ... Hippie

Jack Nance ... Hippie

Mako ... Psychiatrist
Mimi Fariña ... Herself
Rod Arrants
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael L. Davis ... Policeman (as Michael Davis)
Sean Maley ... Boy in park

Joanna Cassidy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Roy Jelliffe ... Man in restaurant (uncredited)

Suzanne Somers ... Woman at Baptism (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Gries 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Rudelson 

Produced by
Henri Bollinger .... producer
Pat Rooney .... executive producer
Robert Yamin .... producer (as Robert H. Yamin)
Original Music by
Shorty Rogers 
Cinematography by
Michel Hugo 
Film Editing by
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt 
Makeup Department
Greg LaCava .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
Sound Department
James T. Mansen .... sound
Louis Yates .... sound (as Louis H. Yates)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Dova .... key grip (as Richard D. Spah)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Don Marshall .... gaffer (as Donald M. Marshall)

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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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A fine underrated movie..., 22 May 2001
Author: Charles Frappier ( from Toronto, Canada

I saw that movie when I was 6 years old, the year after it came out, and it made me fall in love with Katharine Ross... I recently purchased it (VERY hard to find) and watched it - 30 years later! What a great movie! Very much "of its time", Fools truly captures the early 70s... Katharine Ross is the very embodiment of the young modern woman struggling to establish an identity of her own, struggling against the establishment she's a part of, struggling for freedom and to be appreciated for herself. Jason Robards plays an excellent Matthew South, a struggling, aging actor, yet so vibrant and alive... Scott Hyland's part as Katharine's husband is the only part that is underdeveloped and the rationale for his behavior is never explained satisfactorily. The soundtrack is great (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition)and the cinematography is well done - watch for the "traffic signs" that pop-up throughout the movie - clever! If you can get a hold of this little disturbing gem, go ahead - great stuff.

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