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
When Sully comes home and finds the snowblower gone, Carl's note saying "Nice try, Sully" magically appears attached to the fence. See more »
[banging on ceiling]
Mr. Sullivan. God just took out Mrs. Gruber's bird bath!
[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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Bouquets by Christine... florist for Hattie's funeral at St.Luke's cemetery in Beacon, NY See more »
Sure, he's done a lot of other huge movies and lived a full life as a racing driver and a working philanthropist, but to me none of his work in the movies or on stage compares to this perfect swan-song film of 1994, Nobody's Fool. The nice thing about movies is that to appreciate them you only have to receive them: who cares how they come about or who makes it possible? (Tho of course we do care.) What distinguishes Nobody's Foolnot to mention it is literally Jessica Tandy's final filmis how the lead character Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is more like Paul Newman, the real person, than any other he's done (IMHO).
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Brian Wright Copyright 2008
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