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Foolish (1999)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miles 'Foolish' Waise
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Quentin 'Fifty Dollah' Waise
Amie Petersen ...
Desiree (as Amy Petersen)
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Giovanni
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Clarisse (as Daphne Lynn Duplaix)
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Numbers
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El Dorado Ron
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Paris
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Odetta
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Simone
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Jimmy Beck
John Marlo ...
Alabama Brown
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Everette Washington
Anthony Johnson ...
Himself (as AJ Johnson)
Anthony Boswell ...
Walter
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language, including sex-related dialogue, sexuality and some drug content
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9 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tears of a Clown  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,184,633 (USA) (11 April 1999)

Gross:

$6,026,908 (USA) (18 July 1999)
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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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fun movie.
11 September 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this movie. Eddie Griffith is awesome. I think he is hilarious. Also I like the setting. Its a movie about a comedian. A stand up comedian. Which is different from your everyday movie. I love to watch comedians and listen to them cause they make me laugh. And I love to laugh. So if your up for a fun movie, i recommend this movie to anyone.


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