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Nobody's Fool (1994)

A stubborn man past his prime reflects his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself.

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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life. Written by Reid Gagle

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In a town where nothing ever happens... everything is about to happen to Sully. See more »

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Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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13 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Las cosas de la vida  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,487,686
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Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis previously starred in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). See more »

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When officer Raymer was punched, his nose was bleeding, as if getting punched in the nose. When sitting in the judge's office his left eye was red, as if getting punched in the eye. See more »

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[first lines]
Miss Beryl: Mr. Sullivan.
[banging on ceiling]
Miss Beryl: Mr. Sullivan. God just took out Mrs. Gruber's bird bath!
Miss Beryl: [to her husband's picture] He's getting closer Clive. Last year it was the street light at the end of the block, now it's Mrs. Gruber's bird bath. I think God's zeroing in on me. I have the feeling this is the year he lowers the boom.
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Bouquets by Christine... florist for Hattie's funeral at St.Luke's cemetery in Beacon, NY See more »

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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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People's Court
Written by Alan Tew
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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No Fooling Around.
4 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Paul Newman's (Oscar-nominated) amazing performance as a small-town man who tries to bring his somewhat meaningless life together is a real triumph in this fine motion picture from director Robert Benton. Newman is exploited throughout by boss Bruce Willis, but takes it all in stride as he flirts with Willis' beautiful wife (Melanie Griffith). When son Dylan Walsh and his family moves back to town, Newman must finally come to terms with his family and take responsibilities that he has ignored for the duration of his life. Jessica Tandy shines in her swan song. A really great homage to Newman, one of Hollywood's very best from any era. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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