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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)  »

Also Known As:

Las cosas de la vida  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,487,686 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Robert Benton wanted Kim Basinger for the role of Toby, Nick Nolte for the role of Carl and Jeff Bridges for Peter Sullivan. See more »

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The way that Sully holds the stop watch changes between shots. 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 Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Bells
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Performed by Mitch Miller and The Gang
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Newman's best
24 December 2002 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie has to be Paul Newman's most enjoyable, best acted, and heartwarming movie. Everyone works very well together, and give great performances(with the exception of Melanie Griffith, who thank god only had a small role!). Many heartwarming scenes between Newman and his Grandson. Also some funny moments(especially when Newman kept on steeling Bruce Willis' snowblower. This is a great movie to watch if you like Paul Newman or anyone else in the cast, or just like heartwarming films about family. ****1/2 ot of *****


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