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Nobody's Fool (1994)

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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 ... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Las cosas de la vida  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,487,686 (USA)
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Features the November 25, 1993 Thanksgiving Day game, Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys. See more »

Goofs

The way Sully holds the trifecta ticket changes, and his beer bottle disappears. See more »

Quotes

[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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Near You
Written by Francis Craig and Kermit Goell
Performed by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great film, see this one!
28 July 2001 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

What a gem! Apparently this film did have a theatrical run, but I had never heard of it until I saw it on cable a few years ago. Paul Newman was, as always, masterful. So was Jessica Tandy. As unlikeable as Bruce Willis is, he is a great actor and does very well here. And even though it was a fairly small part, I think this is Melanie Griffith's best work ever. The script, directing, everything came together seamlessly. I highly rcommend this film. Grade: A


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