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)
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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

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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 »

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Trivia

Features the November 25, 1993 Thanksgiving Day game, Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys. See more »

Goofs

When Wirf bends down to kiss Will on the head in gratitude for the return of his wooden leg, Wirf's supposedly missing foot pops into clear view. 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 »


Soundtracks

People's Court
Written by Alan Tew
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Great Newman acting - solid entertainment
12 January 2003 | by uhuSee all my reviews

Newman is acting just perfectly in this small town movie in his role as a 60 years old man who has not achieved much in his life, but begins to realize this when his son, whom he hasn't seen since he left his family, shows up with his kids, Newman's grandsons. The complicated (or maybe not so complicated) married life of Willis and Griffith add to the plot. Some quite witty scenes and lines make you laugh heartily, although the film's general tone is more on the serious side.


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Details

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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