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

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
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Sully
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Miss Beryl
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Carl Roebuck
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Toby Roebuck
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Peter
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Rub Squeers
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Wirf
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Clive Peoples, Jr.
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Officer Raymer
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Judge Flatt
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Charlotte
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Will
Carl J. Matusovich ...
Wacker (as Carl John Matusovich)
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Jocko
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Ollie Quinn
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Cass
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Hattie
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Birdy
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Ruby (as Angelica Torn)
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Ralph
Joe Paparone ...
Rufus
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Didi (as Shannah Laumeister)
John Leighton ...
Funeral Director
Kenneth Frawley ...
Horace Yaney
Marcus Powell ...
Whit
Frank W. Inness ...
Garbage Man
Page Johnson ...
C. W. Lomax
William Raymond Calhoun ...
Vernon
Bob Heitman ...
Lawyer from Albany
Drenda Spohnholtz ...
Girl at the Country Club
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Charlie
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Juror (uncredited)
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Vera (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Benton

Written by

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Richard Russo ... (novel)
 
Robert Benton ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Arlene Donovan ... producer
Scott Ferguson ... associate producer
Michael Hausman ... executive producer
Scott Rudin ... producer

Music by

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Howard Shore

Cinematography by

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John Bailey

Film Editing by

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John Bloom

Editorial Department

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Terry Hager ... color timer (as Terry Haggar)
John Steele Hill ... assistant film editor
Antonia Van Drimmelen ... associate editor

Casting By

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Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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David Gropman

Art Direction by

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Dan Davis

Set Decoration by

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Gretchen Rau

Costume Design by

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Joseph G. Aulisi

Makeup Department

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Dale Bach-Siss ... makeup artist: Bruce Willis
Roy Bryson ... hair stylist
Alan D'Angerio ... hair stylist: Ms. Griffith (as Alan Dangerio)
Naomi Donne ... makeup artist: Ms. Griffith
Kim Santantonio ... hair stylist: Bruce Willis
Monty Westmore ... makeup artist: Mr. Newman

Production Management

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Gerry Robert Byrne ... post-production supervisor / unit supervisor
Michael Hausman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Camp III ... first assistant director
Chitra F. Mojtabai ... second assistant director
Richard Oswald ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Rand Angelicola ... scenic artist
Mark Bachman ... scenic artist
Michael L. Benson ... set dresser (as Michael Benson)
Nancy Gayle Boytos ... set dresser
Ed Check ... assistant art director
Daniel Finn ... construction grip
David Scott Gagnon ... set dresser
Peter Gelfman ... lead man
Franklyn Gottbetter ... construction shop manager
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Brent Haywood ... construction foreman
Jennifer Krause ... camera scenic artist
Jessica Lanier ... assistant set decorator
Martin Lasowitz ... assistant property master
Byron K. Lovelace ... set dresser (as Byron Lovelace)
Ken Nelson ... construction coordinator (as Kenneth D. Nelson)
Susan Paley ... art department coordinator
Robert Topol ... master scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta ... camera scenic artist
Rick Butler ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Will Scheck ... greensperson (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Sofia Dillot ... apprentice sound editor
Jane McCulley ... adr editor
Danny Michael ... sound mixer
Eytan Mirsky ... assistant sound editor
James H. Nau ... assistant adr editor
Maurice Schell ... supervising sound editor
Andrew Schmetterling ... boom operator
Anthony Starbuck ... cableperson
Louis Cerborino ... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard P. Cirincione ... sound editor (uncredited)
Laura Civiello ... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Dan Korintus ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Brian Vancho ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Rodman Kiser ... special effects assistant (as Rod Kiser)
Tom Ryba ... special effects

Stunts

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Michael Brockman ... stunts
Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator
Roy Farfel ... stunts
Gregg Smrz ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Abraham ... first assistant camera
Greg Addison ... electrician
Robert M. Andres ... rigging grip (as Bob Andres)
Robin Brown ... first assistant camera
Don Cerrone ... first company grip
Eugene C. DePasquale ... grip (as Eugene De Pasquale)
Kenneth Fundus ... dolly grip (as Ken Fundus)
Joseph Grimaldi ... electrician
Bruce Hamme ... dolly grip
Kerry Hayes ... still photographer
Jonathan Herron ... camera operator
Larry Huston ... first assistant camera Steadicam
Jeremy Knaster ... assistant chief lighting technician
Zbignew Kuros ... location grip
Dominique Levy ... camera trainee
Bobby Mancuso ... second assistant camera
Larry McConkey ... steadicam operator
Peter A. Mian ... video assist operator (as Peter Mian)
Mike Moyer ... chief lighting technician
Bill O'Leary ... chief lighting technician
Charles Quinlivan ... rigging grip
John Raugalis ... rigging electrician (as John Rugalis)
Bobby Vercruse ... electrician
Lee Vercruse ... electrician
Paul Volo ... grip
Paul Wachter ... second company grip
Lamont Crawford ... grip (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Rick Marroquin ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kim Davis-Wagner ... extras casting (as Kimberly Davis)
Jenny R. Evans ... extras casting assistant
Jill Greenberg ... casting associate (as Jill Greenberg Sands)
Avy Kaufman ... additional casting
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bob Carrabs ... costumer
Kendall Errair ... costume supervisor
James Hammer ... assistant costume designer (as Jim Hammer)
Benjamin Wilson ... costume supervisor (as Ben Wilson)

Location Management

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Laura Berning ... location assistant
Maria T. Bierniak ... assistant location manager (as Maria Bierniak)
John A. Johnston ... location foreperson (as John Johnston)
Daniel Strol ... location manager
Chris Bagnall ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
John Kurlander ... music mixer / music recording engineer
Mitch Miller ... musician: "Silver Bells"
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Nic Ratner ... assistant music editor
Simon Rhodes ... assistant recording engineer
Liz Schrek ... music production coordinator
Howard Shore ... conductor / orchestrator
Graham Walker ... music production supervisor
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Francis Connolly Jr. ... transportation captain
Timothy Shannon ... transportation co-captain
James Patrick Whalen Jr. ... transportation coordinator (as James P. Whalen Jr.)
Ted Schambers ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Karen Cahill ... craft service
John 'JR' Craigmile ... payroll accountant (as John 'J.R.' Craigmile)
Robert DaGasta ... production assistant
Timothy Donohue ... production assistant (as Tim Donohue)
Liz Dykhouse ... assistant production accountant
Beau Flynn ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Marisa Forzano ... assistant: Mr. Benton
Raul Gutierrez ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Lisa Layer ... assistant: Ms. Donovan
Sondra Lee ... dialogue coach
Ian MacGregor ... production assistant
Eric Myers ... publicist (as Eric Meyers)
Anne Nevin ... production coordinator
Darice O'Mara ... assistant: Mr. Newman
Evan Perazzo ... production assistant
Angela Quiles ... assistant production coordinator
Derick Richards ... production assistant
Peter Riche ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Matthew Salvato ... production assistant
Martin Solomon ... typographer
Robin Squibb ... script supervisor
Vincente Stasolla ... production assistant
Catherine Talese ... production assistant
Jay Traynor ... production assistant
Matilde Valera ... production accountant (as Matilde P. Valera)
Henry Wolf ... title designer
Frank D. Woodward ... caterer (as Frank Woodward)
Andrew Zolot ... production assistant
Eric Zuckerman ... production assistant
Stephen J. Eads ... assistant: Bruce Willis (uncredited)
Willo Hausman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin ... caterer (uncredited)
Michael Mendelsohn ... production financing (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Marsha Rorales Gordon ... thanks
Clara Lou Gould ... thanks
John Johnson ... thanks
Richard Russo ... special thanks
Jessica Tandy ... dedicatee
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Plot Summary

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 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 »
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Also Known As
  • Un homme presque parfait (France)
  • Nobody's Fool - Ein charmanter Dickkopf (Germany)
  • Nobody's Fool - Auf Dauer unwiderstehlich (Germany)
  • Ni un pelo de tonto (Spain)
  • Ni un pelo de tonto (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jessica Tandy's final role. See more »
Goofs The snowblower is in the back of the truck under the tarp, handlebars visible as Sully drives back to Miss Beryl's on the night that Carl had already stolen his snowblower back. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in I.Q./Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Ready to Wear/Nobody's Fool/Mixed Nuts/The Jungle Book (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Call Me Irresponsible See more »
Crazy Credits Bouquets by Christine... florist for Hattie's funeral at St.Luke's cemetery in Beacon, NY See more »
Quotes Carl Roebuck: Sixty years old and still getting crushes on other men's wives. I would hope by the time I'm your age, I'm a little smarter than that.
Sully: Can't hurt to hope. You sure are off to a slow start.
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