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Nobody's Fool (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 November 1986 (USA)
Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts, she'd given away her baby ... See full summary »

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Evelyn Purcell

Writer:

Beth Henley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosanna Arquette ... Cassie
Eric Roberts ... Riley
Mare Winningham ... Pat
Jim Youngs ... Billy
Louise Fletcher ... Pearl
Gwen Welles ... Shirley
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Kirk
Charlie Barnett Charlie Barnett ... Nick
J.J. Hardy ... Ralphy
William Steis William Steis ... Frank
Belita Moreno ... Jane
Lewis Arquette ... Mr. Fry
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Bingo
Ann Hearn ... Linda
Scott Rosensweig Scott Rosensweig ... Winston
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Storyline

Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts, she'd given away her baby for adoption, and regrets it now. When a theater group from Los Angeles comes to the small town of Buckeye, she meets stage technician Riley. Discreetly he starts wooing her. She likes him very much, but still has feelings for her former boyfriend Billy, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Everybody loves somebody, somehow

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En annorlunda tjej See more »

Filming Locations:

Prescott, Arizona, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$563,358
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Riley: I don't trow things out windows, I don't screw nurses on linolium floors anymore... Look, I like... What I am trying to say is. Do you want to go out with me?
Cassie: What? God! I don't know.
Riley: You don't know. Look I have done worser things then you will ever do.
Cassie: You have? Alright then.
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A non-formulaic plot for a change.
16 October 2004 | by rvpianoSee all my reviews

What I liked about this movie, besides the intriguing and beautiful Rosanna Arquette, is the way the offbeat characters relate to each other in a realistic, non predictable way that people in real life do. Roger Ebert's complaint of lack of consistency is really asking for more of the same formulaic, predictable stuff we get 95% of the time in movies. Two people who are unsure of themselves will indeed vacillate in the manner these two lovers do. This, among other things, is what sets this "love story" apart from conventional Hollywood fare. Nobody's Fool is a well acted and finely crafted movie and deserved a far better reception from the critics than it got. The number of responses on this site for a 1986 film is testimony enough.


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