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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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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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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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Comedian Joey Diaz has stated this is his favorite film. He was once quoted as saying, "[This film's] my personal 'Road House.'" 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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Good try No Limit
19 November 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Foolish is a decent flick , based on where it came from. Eddie Griffin does what he can with the script, but it almost takes away from his acting chops. This film should have just been a stand up comedy film, because that's all it really is.


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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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Mono

Color:

Color
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