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Foolin' Around (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  19 December 1980 (South Korea)
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A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.

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Wes
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Susan
John Calvin ...
Whitley
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Daggett
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Samantha
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Peddicord
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Clay
Shirley Kane ...
Aunt Eunice
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Bronski (as W.H. Macy)
Beth Bosacker ...
Rickie
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Blue
Gene LeBell ...
Paul
Susan Bishop
Reuben Singer
Thomas V. Mikkelsen
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A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Amor por sorpresa  »

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In addition to both being Oscar nominees, cast members Gary Busey and Annette O'Toole are natives of Texas. See more »

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Daggett - a retired tycoon, Susan's grandfather: [Daggett to Wes] Your dog can be a friend, booze can be your friend, but if you have a girl for a friend you'll end up drunk kissing your dog.
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Best movie EVER.
17 February 2004 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

No other movie has ever been made or will ever be made that can top Foolin' Around. Gary Busey's performance is pure genius. The amount of times someone gets hit in the nuts only leaves you wanting more. "Everytime I get around that guy something goes Haywire"...


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