Foolish (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dave Meyers
Written by Eddie Griffin
Produced by Master P
  • Master P
  • Eddie Griffin
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Edited byAnna Celada
Chris Davis
Music by Lisa Coleman
Wendy Melvoin
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
No Limit Films
Release date
April 9, 1999
Running time
97 minutes
Box office$6,033,999 [1]

Foolish is a 1999 comedy drama film directed by Dave Meyers and starring Master P and Eddie Griffin. [2] It was No Limit Films second theatrical release after I Got the Hook-Up .



Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise (Master P) is involved in a crime ring that earns him good money but worries his grandmother Odetta (Marla Gibbs), who dotes on him and encourages him to follow a more righteous path. Fifty Dollah's brother Miles "Foolish" Waise (Eddie Griffin), who got his nickname from Odetta, is an aspiring comedian, but his inability to get his career going convinces his older sibling he's wasting his talents. The movie pays homage to several of Griffin's idols, such as Redd Foxx, Robin Harris and Sammy Davis, Jr. who appear as feet under restroom stalls while he prepares to perform. [3]

His idols inspire Foolish to do well in his shows, which are widely attended and scheduled last to keep the bar customers drinking, but he has home trouble with his girlfriend and their son, and after the death of his grandmother, seems unable either to keep a gig or to move on. Fifty Dollah tries to give him the push he needs and tries to get his own life in order, but is distracted both by problems with criminal leader Eldorado Ron (Andrew Dice Clay) and by a painful love triangle with his brother and the girl they both like (Amie) (Amy Petersen).


Master P Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise
Eddie Griffin Miles "Foolish" Waise
Amie PetersenDesiree
Frank Sivero Giovanni
Daphne Duplaix Clarisse
Jonathan Banks Numbers
Andrew Dice Clay El Dorado Ron
Sven-Ole Thorsen Paris
Marla Gibbs Odetta Waise
Traci Bingham Simone
Bill Nunn Jimmy Beck
Clifton Powell Everette Washington
AJ Johnson Himself
Traequon TolbertMiles Waise Jr.
Brion James Ruben Reyes, Talent Scout (uncredited)


A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on March 23, 1999 by No Limit Records. It peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

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