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Foolish (1999)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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2 brothers try to make it in the comedy business. The kid brother "Foolish"/Eddie Griffin does a lot of stand-up comedy.

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Dave Meyers

Writer:

Master P
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Griffin ... Miles 'Foolish' Waise
Master P ... Quentin 'Fifty Dollah' Waise
Amie Petersen Amie Petersen ... Desiree (as Amy Petersen)
Frank Sivero ... Giovanni
Daphne Duplaix ... Clarisse (as Daphne Lynn Duplaix)
Jonathan Banks ... Numbers
Andrew Dice Clay ... El Dorado Ron
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Paris
Marla Gibbs ... Odetta
Traci Bingham ... Simone
Bill Nunn ... Jimmy Beck
John Marlo John Marlo ... Alabama Brown
Clifton Powell ... Everette Washington
Anthony Johnson ... Himself (as AJ Johnson)
Anthony Boswell Anthony Boswell ... Walter
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, including sex-related dialogue, sexuality and some drug content

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Details

Official Sites:

Artisan Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tears of a Clown See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,184,633, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$6,033,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,033,999
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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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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All Funny and sad make Master P a bad G
6 May 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Master P's Foolish is a funny flick that provides laughs by Eddie Griffin's stand-up comedy, and provides some good "G" drama from Master P. Both combine to make a OK film, but not exactly the best about this type of business. Andrew Dice Clay appears in a small role as El Dorado Ron, who (if you are a rabid Dice fanatic like me, will want to see again and again) shines if not overshadowed. B


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