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Nobody's Fool (1994)

A stubborn man past his prime reflects his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself.

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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life. Written by Reid Gagle

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In a town where nothing ever happens... everything is about to happen to Sully. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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13 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Las cosas de la vida  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,487,686
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Trivia

2nd teaming of Paul Newman & Melanie Griffith. The 1st time was The Drowning Pool (1975). See more »

Goofs

The way Sully holds the trifecta ticket changes, and his beer bottle disappears. See more »

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[first lines]
Miss Beryl: Mr. Sullivan.
[banging on ceiling]
Miss Beryl: Mr. Sullivan. God just took out Mrs. Gruber's bird bath!
Miss Beryl: [to her husband's picture] He's getting closer Clive. Last year it was the street light at the end of the block, now it's Mrs. Gruber's bird bath. I think God's zeroing in on me. I have the feeling this is the year he lowers the boom.
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Bouquets by Christine... florist for Hattie's funeral at St.Luke's cemetery in Beacon, NY See more »

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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Near You
Written by Francis Craig and Kermit Goell
Performed by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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why i like it
11 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can feel this movie deep inside. It is a reflection of the type of characters I have known and it relates well to real life situations that every working stiff goes through. Newman easily fits the character of Sully. Haven't most people seen these characters in any town anywhere in this country. The production is well performed by all and has good locations. There is just enough humor in it so that it balances the harder things in life. A chance to laugh at frailties and unsung heroes. I get the feeling that I am right there with these guys and would like to cry in my beer with them. It is worth watching over and over and it could almost become a seasonal classic. I have given this movie to friends as a gift and recommend it highly.


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