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Nobody's Fool (1986)

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Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby ... See full summary »

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Cassie
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Pearl
Gwen Welles ...
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Kirk
Charlie Barnett ...
Nick
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Bingo
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Linda
Scott Rosensweig ...
Winston
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Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby for adoption - and regrets it now. When a theater group from L.A. comes to the small town Buckeye, she meets stage technician Riley. Discreetly he starts wooing her... she likes him very much, but still has feelings for her former boyfriend Billy too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Everybody loves somebody, somehow

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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$563,358 (USA)
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Underrated Romantic Comedy (not with Paul Newman)
21 December 2001 | by (Costa Mesa, CA) – See all my reviews

This commercial and critical flop is one of my all time favorites. I suppose you have to be a bit of a hopeless romantic, and a bit off kilter to appreciate it. One of my favorite lines in cinema history comes from the character of Cassie's cousin: "I'd like some bend straws. I think I can use them." Arquette's orgasmic primal scream, in the acting class scene, almost always makes me cry. Eric Roberts is very good also, but his character is secondary. Evelyn Purcel and Beth Henley should be proud.

Keep in mind, this is not the Paul Newman movie of the same name.


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