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Newman shines as 60-year-old Donald "Sully" Sullivan, a construction worker who, in spite of himself, begins mending his many broken relationships over the course of the holiday season. Seemingly plotless scenario is sprinkled with enough humor, hope, and understated inspiration to become a delightfully modest celebration of a perfectly ordinary man. Character-driven story is blessed with commendable performances by supporting players--obviously inspired by Newman's brilliant portrayal. Based on the novel by Richard Russo.

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Available on Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Growing Older, Dads, Family Reunions
Robert Benton
Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gene Saks, Josef Sommer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Margo Martindale, Jay Patterson
John Bailey
Robert Benton
Howard Shore
Scott Rudin, Arlene Donovan, Michael Hausman, Paramount Pictures


Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1994: Actor (Newman); N.Y. Film Critics 1994: Actor (Newman); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1994: Actor (Newman).

Visitor Reviews

Nobody's Fool
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Paul Newman is great in this movie! Sully Sullivan is a hard-hitting individualist who is approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life.

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Donald Sullivan (Paul Newman) hasn't had much of a relationship with his son and now his son is back along with Donald's grandson and they are working on rebuilding their relationship. Besides troubles with his son, Donald seems to have many relationship troubles as he has the hots for Toby Roebuck (Melanie Griffith) who is married to Carl Roebuck (Bruce Willis) who Donald does construction work for. To make matters even worse, he is good friends with his landlord, but her son wants her to kick him out. Donald is upset with his life, but works hard on getting it back on track. This film was made in 1994 and Paul Newman is excellent to say the least. Great movie!