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Fool's Fire (1992)

A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.

Director:

Julie Taymor

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (story "Hop-Frog"), Julie Taymor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Anderson ... Hopfrog
Mireille Mossé Mireille Mossé ... Trippetta
Tom Hewitt Tom Hewitt ... The King
Paul Kandel Paul Kandel ... Minister Torello
Reg E. Cathey ... Minister Gunther
Kelly Walters Kelly Walters ... Minister Cicero
Thomas Derrah Thomas Derrah ... Minister Horatio
Patrick Breen ... Minister Vsquez
Glenn Santiago Glenn Santiago ... Minister Francis
Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell ... Minister Bacci
Robert Dorfman Robert Dorfman ... The Duke
Joan MacIntosh ... The Duchess
Cynthia Darlow ... Lady Celestina
Pippa Pearthree ... Lady Louisa
Betsy Aidem ... Lady Angela
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A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Quotes

Minister: [to Trippetta, who is sewing up his ourangutang costume] Prick me with that needle, sweet thing... and *I* will *prick* you!
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Fool's Fire Copy???
21 February 2005 | by mvoperationsSee all my reviews

I am also looking desperately for a copy of Julie Taymor's Fool's Fire PBS production done in 1992. My mother absolutely loves this production and when I was in middle school she mistakenly gave me a permission to show it to my class for a project. Unfortunately, the VHS came up missing. As you can imagine, I have been blamed for losing this amazing broadcast ever since! If anyone has a copy or knows of a place I can get one that would be amazing. I am willing and able to pay a good amount for the copy of this production. I will be surprising my mom with it as well! Please email me at the above email address if you any information on Fool's Fire or if you have any hope at all!!!! Thanks so much!


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