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|Directed by||Dave Meyers|
|Written by||Eddie Griffin|
|Produced by||Master P|
|Edited by||Anna Celada|
|Music by|| Lisa Coleman |
|Distributed by|| Artisan Entertainment |
No Limit Films
|April 9, 1999|
Foolish is a 1999 comedy drama film directed by Dave Meyers and starring Master P and Eddie Griffin.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.
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|
|Andrew Dice Clay||El Dorado Ron|
|Marla Gibbs||Odetta Waise|
|Bill Nunn||Jimmy Beck|
|Clifton Powell||Everette Washington|
|Traequon Tolbert||Miles Waise Jr.|
|Brion James||Ruben Reyes, Talent Scout (uncredited)|
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