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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
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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 ... Self (as AJ Johnson)
Anthony Boswell ... Walter
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

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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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You'd be "Foolish" to go...
25 April 1999 | by EdRooneySee all my reviews

While I knew what I was getting myself into by purchasing a ticket to a film written by Master P, who could have guessed that 50% of this movie would be a concert film.

That's where `Foolish' stands. If you enjoy comedian Eddie Griffin, then this film will sate your appetite quickly. If you're a fan of decent writing and average acting, then this flick will fail you. I understand where this film comes from. Like last year's `I Got The Hookup', Master P has cornered the market on lowbrow entertainment. Simply because it's cheap to produce, he can call in favors, and the audience can only trust the brand name of P. The final product is devoid of any real drama, interesting characters, and even laughs. I do not find Eddie Griffin funny at all, so sitting through his endless `White guys act like this, black guys act like that' type bits is intolerable. I doubt there is even 10 pages of dialog here, and the stuff that made it into the film is unintentionally funny. It's a hoot to watch Griffin and P try to stumble their way through a dramatic scene, It's more horrifying that anything David Cronenberg could dream up. A supporting cast of Andrew `Dice' Clay (wearing glasses that would make Elton John blush) and Traci Bingham should spell out clearly the quality of this production. Master P consistently shovels s**t to his audience, and they come begging for more. It's a crying shame. ---------- 2


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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

Gross USA:

$6,033,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,033,999
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