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Fool's Fire (1992)

A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.

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Hopfrog
Mireille Mossé ...
Trippetta
Tom Hewitt ...
The King
Paul Kandel ...
Minister Torello
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Minister Gunther
Kelly Walters ...
Minister Cicero
Thomas Derrah ...
Minister Horatio
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Minister Vsquez
Glenn Santiago ...
Minister Francis
Patrick O'Connell ...
Minister Bacci
Robert Dorfman ...
The Duke
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The Duchess
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Lady Celestina
Pippa Pearthree ...
Lady Louisa
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A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.

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Hopfrog: [on the chandelier chain, watching the King and his ministers burn] I now see distinctly what manner of people these masked beasts are! They are a great king and his seven privy councillors... a king who does not scruple to strike a defenseless girl and his seven councillors who abet himm in the outrage! As for myself, I am simply Hopfrog the Jester and this is my last jest!
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Fool's Fire Copy???
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am also looking desperately for a copy of Julie Taymor's Fool's Fire PBS production done in 1992. My mother absolutely loves this production and when I was in middle school she mistakenly gave me a permission to show it to my class for a project. Unfortunately, the VHS came up missing. As you can imagine, I have been blamed for losing this amazing broadcast ever since! If anyone has a copy or knows of a place I can get one that would be amazing. I am willing and able to pay a good amount for the copy of this production. I will be surprising my mom with it as well! Please email me at the above email address if you any information on Fool's Fire or if you have any hope at all!!!! Thanks so much!


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