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Foolin' Around (1980)

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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Clay
Shirley Kane ...
Aunt Eunice
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Bronski (as W.H. Macy)
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Rickie
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Gene LeBell ...
Paul
Susan Bishop
Reuben Singer
Thomas V. Mikkelsen
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College student Wes agrees to be a test subject in a psychological experiment involving shock treatments. The experiment goes wrong, but he and the cute scientist Susan who performed the experiment hit it off right away. Unfortunately, she's already engaged to a sleazy rich guy called Whitley whom her elitist mother adores. Wes and Susan get some help in dealing with the situation from her down-to-earth rich granddad who suspects Whitley is only with Susan for her money.

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19 December 1980 (South Korea)  »

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Amor por sorpresa  »

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Sarah Pillsbury, who was the grand-daughter of the matriarch Mrs. Pillsbury, who resided in the 'Southways' Pillsbury mansion, which was featured in the movie, was able to work on the production, assisting the instructing the film's cast and crew how to move and handle the expensive antiques and artworks at the premises, earning herself an "assistant to the producer" credit. 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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What a crime!!
18 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

The fact that this little gem of a movie isn't on DVD in an age when every bad film ever made had met it's digital home is a crime against cinephiles everywhere. I loved this movie as a kid and still have it on VHS but it is very worn and needs to have a DVD upgrade very soon.

You have an all-star cast, a whip-smart script and one of the most underrated performances of Tony Randall's career. What more are you people waiting for.

If you get a chance and happen to come across a VHS copy at your local video store, do yourself a favor and pick it up. It is well worth your time, for Tony Randall if nothing else.


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