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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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$468,106 (USA)
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Trivia

The motel building set looked so real that passers-by dropped in to book a room. Told that it was not a real motel, they then asked if they could get a meal at the adjacent restaurant, whom they were then also told was also a movie set. See more »

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May: Do you want me to finish the story, Eddie?
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Referenced in Altman on 'O.C. and Stiggs' (2005) See more »

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First & Last Reel Cowboy
Written and Performed by Sandy Rogers
Produced by Jim Gaines
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theater piece likely played better on stage
18 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sam Shepard's story of obsessive love in a lonely Texas trailer park may have been a fine stage drama, but transferring the play intact from the imaginary backdrop of a theater to an out-of-doors location only makes the stage dialogue sound pretentious and artificial. Good theater doesn't guarantee a good movie, and Robert Altman's attempts to open up the play using flashbacks and fluid camera work do little more than draw attention to its stage origins, with the director's trademark slow zooming and cross-cutting giving an entirely false impression of movement and meaning (dramatic moments, including a childhood secret revealed, are subsequently lost within all the visual calisthenics). The end result is an attractive but empty experience.


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