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Nobody's Fool (1994)

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A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more from himself.

Director:

Robert Benton

Writers:

Richard Russo (novel), Robert Benton (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Sully
Jessica Tandy ... Miss Beryl
Bruce Willis ... Carl Roebuck
Melanie Griffith ... Toby Roebuck
Dylan Walsh ... Peter
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Rub Squeers
Gene Saks ... Wirf
Josef Sommer ... Clive Peoples, Jr.
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Officer Raymer
Philip Bosco ... Judge Flatt
Catherine Dent ... Charlotte
Alexander Goodwin ... Will
Carl J. Matusovich Carl J. Matusovich ... Wacker (as Carl John Matusovich)
Jay Patterson ... Jocko
Jerry Mayer ... Ollie Quinn
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Storyline

Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long-forgotten son and his family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In a town where nothing ever happens... everything is about to happen to Sully. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The fresh floral arrangements ordered for Hattie's funeral actually froze twice while filming in St. Luke's cemetery before artificial flowers had to replace them. See more »

Goofs

After Sully and Peter break into Tip Top Construction and drive off with the snowblower, they stop by the house on Bowdin Street and talk about the place through the rain streaked windshield, yet the snowblower is nowhere to be seen in the back of the truck. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Miss Beryl: Mr. Sullivan.
[banging on ceiling]
Miss Beryl: Mr. Sullivan. God just took out Mrs. Gruber's bird bath!
Miss Beryl: [to her husband's picture] He's getting closer Clive. Last year it was the street light at the end of the block, now it's Mrs. Gruber's bird bath. I think God's zeroing in on me. I have the feeling this is the year he lowers the boom.
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Crazy Credits

Bouquets by Christine... florist for Hattie's funeral at St.Luke's cemetery in Beacon, NY See more »

Connections

Features The People's Court (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Call Me Irresponsible
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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why i like it
11 December 2006 | by fairjumperSee all my reviews

I can feel this movie deep inside. It is a reflection of the type of characters I have known and it relates well to real life situations that every working stiff goes through. Newman easily fits the character of Sully. Haven't most people seen these characters in any town anywhere in this country. The production is well performed by all and has good locations. There is just enough humor in it so that it balances the harder things in life. A chance to laugh at frailties and unsung heroes. I get the feeling that I am right there with these guys and would like to cry in my beer with them. It is worth watching over and over and it could almost become a seasonal classic. I have given this movie to friends as a gift and recommend it highly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nobody's Fool See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,838, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$39,491,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,491,975
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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