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Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

R | | Drama | 17 October 2008 (USA)
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A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral.

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Baillie Walsh

Writer:

Baillie Walsh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Robert Emile Robert ... Young Joe Scot
Scoutt Lowe Scoutt Lowe ... Young Boots McKay
Daniel Craig ... Adult Joe Scot
Julie Ordon ... Carrie Ann
Gina Athans Gina Athans ... Apple
Erich Conrad Erich Conrad ... Voice of Radio DJ (voice)
Eve ... Ophelia Franklin
Emilia Fox ... Sister Jean
Annabel Linder Annabel Linder ... Dawn
Angie Ruiz ... Priscilla
Sue Dall Sue Dall ... Maitre D
Mark Strong ... Mannie Miesel
Alwyn Kotze Alwyn Kotze ... Ritchie Smith
Pope Jerrod Pope Jerrod ... Waiter
Darron Meyer ... Valet
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Storyline

An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970's Britain. Hollywood star Joe is now a teenage boy in a tentative relationship with a school-girl called Ruth. Further, his mother's friend, Evelyn, is attempting to seduce him. Engulfed by guilt at the unintended, tragic consequences of his subterfuge, he leaves home. The movie then switches back to contemporary Hollywood. Joe confronts his fear and returns to England for a difficult meeting with Ruth, who had gone on to marry Boots and has been a left a poor widow. Written by AnonymousB

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the Roxy Music "If There is Something" song scene young Joe wears a Leopard skin jacket identical to one worn by Bryan Ferry on the inside cover photo of the debut album by Roxy Music. His hair is styled like Bryan Ferry in the photo and the plush white fur carpet they lay on looks much like what the model is sprawled upon on the 1st Roxy album cover photo gate fold.. See more »

Goofs

None of the cars that were supposed to be in California, had a front California License Plate. They only had rear California plates. California is a front and rear plate State. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Apple: He's got no stamina.
[giggle]
Apple: I love your nose.
Carrie Ann: Oh, thanks. I wanted to get my nose done since I was ten. It wasn't as simple as I thought. The doctors found out that I didn't have any cartilage in the tip of my nose. So then he needs to do that. Um, my nose was too long, so, I needed to shorten it. And then it was too wide so I had to thin it. And, uh, it was just a lot more complicated than I thought. My nose was just an insane amount of money.
[continues babbling]
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Connections

References Ring of Bright Water (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

It Ain't Easy
Performed by David Bowie
Written by Ronny W. Davies
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of RZO Music
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Great Drama!!
23 February 2009 | by cmattocksSee all my reviews

I really loved this movie! It makes you to think and talk about it after you have seen it. Sometimes when you are so high in your life you're living,nothing is important more than yourself until something personally hits you This film tells you that you have to go down rock bottom to stop and realize your past and your mistakes you have done. And this one film tells you everything you need to know about mistakes when we are still innocent and young and in the same time even when you are young you still feel guilt of what happens around you. But it is never too late and i think everyone deserves a second chance. It took me 3 months when i decided to rent it and i said to give it a go and i really enjoyed watching it. Very Good Drama!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,020, 19 October 2008

Gross USA:

$1,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,117,269
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2.35 : 1
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