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Fool for Love (1985)

R | | Drama | 14 May 1986 (France)
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

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Eddie
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May
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Old Man
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Martin
Martha Crawford ...
May's Mother
Louise Egolf ...
Eddie's Mother
Sura Cox ...
Teenage May
Jonathan Skinner ...
Teenage Eddie
April Russell ...
Young May
Deborah McNaughton ...
The Countess
Lon Hill ...
Mr. Valdes
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May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

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14 May 1986 (France)  »

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Fool for Love - Verrückt vor Liebe  »

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$55,637 (USA) (8 December 1985)

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$836,156 (USA)
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According to 'The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard' by Matthew Roudané (2002), some critics consider the film's source "Fool for Love" play by Sam Shepard as being part of a quintet of plays by Shepard. These include all three plays from Shepard's Family Trilogy, Curse of the Starving Class (1976), Buried Child (1979), and True West (1980), as well as Fool for Love (1983) and A Lie of the Mind (1985). Moreover, director Robert Altman actually once made a movie called Quintet (1979). See more »

Quotes

May: Do you want me to finish the story, Eddie?
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Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

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You Lied Your Way
Written and Performed by Sandy Rogers
Produced by Jim Gaines
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An outstanding movie from an outstanding play
11 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fool for Love is one of the best films, and plays, I've seen in my 30+ years of adulthood--and I hate *everything* (i.e., I have very high standards). I also hate 90% of what Robert Altman has directed; Nashville goes right in the garbage can as far as I'm concerned.

No spoiler here--just go to the play, if you can, or watch the film. It is intense, suspenseful, moving, funny (occasionally)...a must-see for art-film enthusiasts. Sam Shepard is a brilliant playwright and an excellent actor. The casting of Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, and Dennis Quaid for the movie was nothing short of genius.


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