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Fool for Love (1985)

R | | Drama | 14 May 1986 (France)
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

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May
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Martin
Martha Crawford ...
May's Mother
Louise Egolf ...
Eddie's Mother
Sura Cox ...
Teenage May
Jonathan Skinner ...
Teenage Eddie
April Russell ...
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Deborah McNaughton ...
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Lon Hill ...
Mr. Valdes
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May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$55,637, 8 December 1985, Limited Release

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$836,156
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The 'Backstage Theater Guide' stated that the movie's source play was "a long-running success off-Broadway and a West End transfer from the National Theatre". See more »

Quotes

May: Do you want me to finish the story, Eddie?
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Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

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Black Rose
Written by Billy Joe Shaver
Performed by Waylon Jennings
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A Nice Adaptation
10 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

May (Kim Basinger) is waiting for her boyfriend (Sam Shepard) in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

When a film is an expansion on a play, such as this is, you have to be true to the source while also going beyond. Altman succeeds, casting Harry Dean Stanton as a one-man Greek chorus and bringing a fuller vision to the story than could be shown within one room.

Roger Ebert said that Altman "has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility." These are kin words and not without merit.


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