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Miles 'Foolish' Waise
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Quentin 'Fifty Dollah' Waise
Amie Petersen ...
Desiree (as Amy Petersen)
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Giovanni
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Clarisse (as Daphne Lynn Duplaix)
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Numbers
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El Dorado Ron
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Paris
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Odetta
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Simone
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Jimmy Beck
John Marlo ...
Alabama Brown
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Everette Washington
Anthony Johnson ...
Himself (as AJ Johnson)
Anthony Boswell ...
Walter
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Eddie Griffin is Miles Waise, a fast rising nightclub comedian. His life is made difficult by his manager, who wants him to sell out for big bucks, and his brother Fifty Dollah, a scheming hood whose dream is to start a comedy club with Foolish. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong language, including sex-related dialogue, sexuality and some drug content
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9 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tears of a Clown  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,184,633 (USA) (9 April 1999)

Gross:

$6,026,908 (USA) (16 July 1999)
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[Director Cameo] Dave Meyers is an audience member in the final stand-up scene. See more »

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Money
performed by Silkk the Shocker
Written by John E. Rhone, Ontario Haynes, Silkk the Shocker
Produced by John E. Rhone and Ontario Haynes for The Whole 9
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Good Stand Up, Bad Acting
29 April 2002 | by (New York, United State) – See all my reviews

I rented Foolish about 9 months ago and found it one of the most hilarious movies that I have ever seen. Not because of the acting by Master P and Andrew Dice Clay, but because Eddie Griffin was just " on " in this movie. Some of his acting was good but all of his stand up was great. On the DVD there's more stand up which is better than the movie stand up including bits about Hilary Clinton, Sperm and (of course) White People. To sum this up I would recommend viewing this if you really want to laugh your ass off and see something funny, but if your looking for a great story with suspense and plot don't bother.


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