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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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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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Trivia

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alice Drummond would later appear in Doubt (2008). See more »

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When Sully comes home and finds the snowblower gone, Carl's note saying "Nice try, Sully" magically appears attached to the fence. 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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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Thanksgiving Scenes (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Whiskey, Wine and Roses
Written by Bill Reveles
Performed by A.J. Elliott
Courtesy of Roughrider Entertainment, Inc.
By Arrangement with Justice Music Corporation
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Great Newman acting - solid entertainment
12 January 2003 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Newman is acting just perfectly in this small town movie in his role as a 60 years old man who has not achieved much in his life, but begins to realize this when his son, whom he hasn't seen since he left his family, shows up with his kids, Newman's grandsons. The complicated (or maybe not so complicated) married life of Willis and Griffith add to the plot. Some quite witty scenes and lines make you laugh heartily, although the film's general tone is more on the serious side.


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