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Foolish (1999)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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2 brothers try to make it in the comedy business. The kid brother "Foolish"/Eddie Griffin does a lot of stand-up comedy.

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Dave Meyers

Writer:

Master P
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Griffin ... Miles 'Foolish' Waise
Master P ... Quentin 'Fifty Dollah' Waise
Amie Petersen Amie Petersen ... Desiree (as Amy Petersen)
Frank Sivero ... Giovanni
Daphne Duplaix ... Clarisse (as Daphne Lynn Duplaix)
Jonathan Banks ... Numbers
Andrew Dice Clay ... El Dorado Ron
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Paris
Marla Gibbs ... Odetta
Traci Bingham ... Simone
Bill Nunn ... Jimmy Beck
John Marlo John Marlo ... Alabama Brown
Clifton Powell ... Everette Washington
Anthony Johnson ... Himself (as AJ Johnson)
Anthony Boswell Anthony Boswell ... Walter
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Storyline

Eddie Griffin is Miles Waise, a fast rising nightclub comedian. His life is made difficult by his manager, who wants him to sell out for big bucks, and his brother Fifty Dollah, a scheming hood whose dream is to start a comedy club with Foolish. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, including sex-related dialogue, sexuality and some drug content

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Official Sites:

Artisan Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tears of a Clown See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,184,633, 11 April 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,026,908, 18 July 1999
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Mono

Color:

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[Director Cameo] Dave Meyers is an audience member in the final stand-up scene. See more »

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Money
performed by Silkk the Shocker
Written by John E. Rhone, Ontario Haynes, Silkk the Shocker
Produced by John E. Rhone and Ontario Haynes for The Whole 9
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Master P should never write a movie.
13 July 2006 | by puchcavs6See all my reviews

This is short and to the point: the only good thing about the movie and the only reason why it isn't a 1 star movie is because of Eddie Griffin's incredible stand up. Master P is by far the worst screenwriter to ever put a film together. The worst part of the movie wasn't even the writing however, it was Master P's incapability to act that screwed the movie further. The entire movie should have been under the control of Eddie Griffin, perhaps he could have saved it, his scenes with his grandmother and his stand up are the only positive moments in this movie. and one last thought: why was Andrew Dice Clay in the movie? who made that decision???


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