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Foolin' Around (1980)

A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

Michael Kane (as Mike Kane), David Swift
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Wes
Annette O'Toole ... Susan
John Calvin ... Whitley
Eddie Albert ... Daggett
Cloris Leachman ... Samantha
Tony Randall ... Peddicord
Michael Talbott ... Clay
Shirley Kane Shirley Kane ... Aunt Eunice
William H. Macy ... Bronski (as W.H. Macy)
Beth Bosacker Beth Bosacker ... Rickie
Roy Jenson ... Blue
Gene LeBell Gene LeBell ... Paul
Susan Bishop Susan Bishop
Reuben Singer Reuben Singer
Thomas V. Mikkelsen Thomas V. Mikkelsen
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Storyline

College student Wes agrees to be a test subject in a psychological experiment involving shock treatments. The experiment goes wrong, but he and the cute scientist Susan who performed the experiment hit it off right away. Unfortunately, she's already engaged to a sleazy rich guy called Whitley whom her elitist mother adores. Wes and Susan get some help in dealing with the situation from her down-to-earth rich granddad who suspects Whitley is only with Susan for her money.

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The All-Star Comedy Hit! See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor por sorpresa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Actor and comedian Tony Randall received a 'special appearance' credit. See more »

Quotes

Daggett - a retired tycoon, Susan's grandfather: [Daggett to Wes] Your dog can be a friend, booze can be your friend, but if you have a girl for a friend you'll end up drunk kissing your dog.
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"Videotape versions of the film are ten minutes shorter" according to the American film guide publication 'Rating the Movies'. See more »

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Wonderful romantic film with great physical comedy
22 June 2008 | by prideinthetideSee all my reviews

I love this movie, but I love the songs from Seals and Croft more. I have searched everywhere to find the music with no luck. Please if anyone has any information about how to find the soundtrack I would greatly appreciate it. Gary Busey is wonderful, and the physical comedy by Randal and leechman is amazing. They should definitely put this movie and many more on DVD for further generations to see. I grew up watching the movie just to here the song by S&C during the opening credits and during the love scene by the lake in the van with Gary busey and Annette o'toole. For a good laugh and a sweet ending this is a must see. and it is a shame that it was never given the credit it deserves or the play time and attention.


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