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Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

Why Do Fools Fall in Love?(1998)

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Brief Synopsis

True story of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon. In 1956, Frankie scores a huge hit with title song, only to fall rapidly into obscurity, drug addiction and death of an overdose at age 25. After his death three women come forward to claim his estate royalties. They tell their stories in court. The first, Zola, is the singer of the Platters, whom he dated for a while. Next, Elizabeth, who is a shoplifter, testifies to having met and married Frankie. Then Zola returns to the scene and he marries her too. Frankie is drafted into the army, absconds, and marries schoolteacher Emira in Georgia before being discovered by MPs. Eventually, back in the present, the warring widows come together and bond over their shared situation.

Cast & Crew

Gregory Nava Director
Halle Berry Zola Taylor
Vivica A. Fox Elizabeth Waters
Larenz Tate Frankie Lymon
Lela Rochon Emira Eagle
Pamela Reed Judge Lambrey
Paul Mazursky Morris Levy
Miguel A Nunez Young Little Richard
Alexis Cruz Herman Santiago
David Barry Gray Peter Markovitz
Clifton Powell Lawrence Roberts
Lane Smith Ezra Grahme
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1998 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
Sound:  Production Co:  Rhino Films .....Production Company, Warner Bros. Pictures .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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