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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

 -  Drama  -  17 October 2008 (USA)
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A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Robert ...
Scoutt Lowe ...
Young Boots McKay
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Carrie Ann
Gina Athans ...
Apple
Erich Conrad ...
Radio DJ (voice)
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Annabel Linder ...
Dawn
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Priscilla
Sue Dall ...
Maitre D
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Mannie Miesel
Pope Jerrod ...
Waiter
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Valet
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Storyline

An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970's Britain. Hollywood star Joe is now a teenage boy in a tentative relationship with a school-girl called Ruth. Further, his mother's friend, Evelyn, is attempting to seduce him. Engulfed by guilt at the unintended, tragic consequences of his subterfuge, he leaves home. The movie then switches back to contemporary Hollywood. Joe confronts his fear and returns to England for a difficult meeting with Ruth, who had gone on to marry Boots and has been a left a poor widow. Written by AnonymousB

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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17 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Bir Aptalin Anilari  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,020 (USA) (17 October 2008)

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$1,020 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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Last cinema film of Miram Karlin. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Apple: He's got no stamina.
[giggle]
Apple: I love your nose.
Carrie Ann: Oh, thanks. I wanted to get my nose done since I was ten. It wasn't as simple as I thought. The doctors found out that I didn't have any cartilage in the tip of my nose. So then he needs to do that. Um, my nose was too long, so, I needed to shorten it. And then it was too wide so I had to thin it. And, uh, it was just a lot more complicated than I thought. My nose was just an insane amount of money.
[continues babbling]
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References Ring of Bright Water (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Mozart: 1 Regina Coeli, Laetare
Regina Coeli in B flat, K.127)"
Performed by Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester-Leipzig
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Great Drama!!
23 February 2009 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

I really loved this movie! It makes you to think and talk about it after you have seen it. Sometimes when you are so high in your life you're living,nothing is important more than yourself until something personally hits you This film tells you that you have to go down rock bottom to stop and realize your past and your mistakes you have done. And this one film tells you everything you need to know about mistakes when we are still innocent and young and in the same time even when you are young you still feel guilt of what happens around you. But it is never too late and i think everyone deserves a second chance. It took me 3 months when i decided to rent it and i said to give it a go and i really enjoyed watching it. Very Good Drama!!


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Ruth or Evelyn? gary_wildass1987
for those of you in the US,,, pictureperfect1992
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Where in England was the movie meant to be set? mtl1979
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