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
Did You Know?
(1987), director Robert Benton
commented that he desperately wanted to work with Kim Basinger
again and so he offered her the role of Toby in this film. She was not able to work it into her schedule, though. He has said that one day he will find a way to work with her again. See more
The cigarette in Carl's left hand during the strip poker scene appears, disappears, and reappears. 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.
Features The People's Court
Call Me Irresponsible
Written by Sammy Cahn
and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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