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Foolish (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 April 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Big laughs
7 April 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I think Eddie Griffin is an underrated comic in the industry. He has received mild popularity with viewers of "Def Comedy Jam" and was on the short-lived UPN sitcom "Malcolm and Eddie." He is very talented, very energetic and I wish I can see him in more movies.

The film spends most of its time on stage, with Eddie on the spotlight doing his hilarious schtick. That's a good thing. Because I feel that is the only reason to see this film. All of its subplots involving drug-dealing and the death of a family member are throwaways. Master P doesn't exactly have a knack for drama. But ignore those elements and you'll have a great time. I was laughing uproariously!!!


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