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Nobody's Fool (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Worn to perfection See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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)

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$39,487,686 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

When Sully pulls up to his old home at night alone and stares at the house in his headlights, it isn't snowing as it was when he pulled in, and as he leaves it is snowing again but going up in the sky - it is the arrival clip in reverse 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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Referenced in Czas surferów (2005) See more »

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People's Court
Written by Alan Tew
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Perfection
7 December 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

In my eyes quite possibly one of the most perfect movies ever made with a stellar cast acting as you would expect them to when you want them to and acting completely out of character when you'd least expect it and enjoy it most. Look for a brilliant Melanie Griffith, a brilliant Bruce Willis, a fantastic ensemble all around, and at the centre the wonderful Jessica Tandy and the immortal Paul Newman in the role of his life. There is a point to this movie, painted in such subtle brush strokes that you just have to exclude all else and - what can I say - enjoy it, and let it warm your heart.


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