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Fools (1970)

An aging actor finds himself falling for the beautiful, and much younger, wife of an attorney.

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Tom Gries

Writer:

Robert Rudelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... Matthew South
Katharine Ross ... Anais Appleton
Scott Hylands ... David Appleton
Roy Jenson ... Man in park (as Roy C. Jenson)
Mark Bramhall ... Man in park
Marc Hannibal ... Dog owner
Robert C. Ferro Jr. Robert C. Ferro Jr. ... Private detective
Floy Dean Floy Dean ... Woman in restaurant
Chuck Dorsett Chuck Dorsett ... Dentist (as Charles Dorsett)
Laura Ash Laura Ash ... Patient
Robert Rothwell ... Policeman
Brady Rubin ... Girl in movie (as Vera Stough)
James Burr Johnson James Burr Johnson ... FBI agent
Lou Picetti Lou Picetti ... FBI agent
Stu Klitsner Stu Klitsner ... FBI agent
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Storyline

An aging actor finds himself falling for the beautiful, and much younger, wife of an attorney.

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They touched each other and let go of the world.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1971 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que Desejei See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Translor Films (I) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Filmed entirely in San Francisco. See more »

Soundtracks

Someone Who Cares
Written by Alex Harvey
Sung by Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
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A fine underrated movie...
22 May 2001 | by charlesfrappierSee all my reviews

I saw that movie when I was 6 years old, the year after it came out, and it made me fall in love with Katharine Ross... I recently purchased it (VERY hard to find) and watched it - 30 years later! What a great movie! Very much "of its time", Fools truly captures the early 70s... Katharine Ross is the very embodiment of the young modern woman struggling to establish an identity of her own, struggling against the establishment she's a part of, struggling for freedom and to be appreciated for herself. Jason Robards plays an excellent Matthew South, a struggling, aging actor, yet so vibrant and alive... Scott Hyland's part as Katharine's husband is the only part that is underdeveloped and the rationale for his behavior is never explained satisfactorily. The soundtrack is great (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition)and the cinematography is well done - watch for the "traffic signs" that pop-up throughout the movie - clever! If you can get a hold of this little disturbing gem, go ahead - great stuff.


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