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
In a town where nothing ever happens... everything is about to happen to Sully.
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Did You Know?
Director Robert Benton wanted Kim Basinger for the role of Toby, Nick Nolte
for the role of Carl and Jeff Bridges
for Peter Sullivan. See more
When the pallbearers are walking with casket and one of them is telling Scully (Paul Newman) that the banker skipped town, he refers to the banker as Scully. See more
[banging on ceiling
Mr. Sullivan. God just took out Mrs. Gruber's bird bath!
[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.
Call Me Irresponsible
Written by Sammy Cahn
and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more