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.
See more »
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
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
[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.
The Nearness of You
Written by Ned Washington
and Hoagy Carmichael See more