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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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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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Storyline

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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This is a picture of... A. A fancy wedding in Stuttgart? B. The _Animal House_ (qv)-_Meatballs_ (qv) class reunion? C. A Big-Man-On-Campus scoring with his chick using the old car-in-the-tree trick? D. None of the above. Answer: FOOLIN' AROUND. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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PG
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19 December 1980 (South Korea)  »

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Amor por sorpresa  »

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The production period of principal photography on this picture ran for about two months. 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Gingerdead Man (2017) See more »

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Adult comedy in a good old-fashioned way
23 April 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

This movie has too much adult material in it, but if you accept that fact, it is a pretty good movie. Busey plays Wes, a likable underdog from Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. His friend Clay has been going to the University of Minnesota, and Wes enrolls to learn building engineering. Susan's grandfather offers wisdom to young Wes. Seals and Crofts perform the title song and "These Moments Never Live Again." The movie paints Minnesota in a favorable light. It shows a Vikings game and the Mississippi River, and it gives you the feeling you're right there. There is a lot of silliness in this movie, but, then, it's called "Foolin' Around."


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