Nobody's Fool


1h 52m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Donald "Sully" Sullivan is a sixty-year-old construction worker living in North Bath, New York. Sullivan has no steady work, no love and no money. Estranged for years from his family, he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his son Peter, an out-of-work college professor with a turbulent marriag

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Beacon, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Donald "Sully" Sullivan is a sixty-year-old construction worker living in North Bath, New York. Sullivan has no steady work, no love and no money. Estranged for years from his family, he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his son Peter, an out-of-work college professor with a turbulent marriage. However, Sully just may have a chance to turn things around and piece his life back together again. Most of the eccentric locals of North Bath are betting against him, including his occasional employer, Carl Roebuck and Carl's attractive, neglected wife. But his eighth-grade teacher Miss Beryl, who is now his landlady, thinks her former student may have one last glimmer of potential left in him.

Crew

Phil Abraham

Photography

Greg Addison

Electrician

Robert M Andres

Grip

Rand Angelicola

Scenic Artist

Joseph Aulisi

Costume Designer

Kim Bach-siss

Makeup

Mark Bachman

Scenic Artist

John Bailey

Director Of Photography

Michael Lee Benson

On-Set Dresser

Robert Benton

Screenplay

Laura Berning

Location Assistant

Maria T. Bierniak

Assistant Location Manager

John Bloom

Editor

Michael Brockman

Stunts

Robin Brown

Photography

Roy Bryson

Hair Stylist

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Gerry Robert Byrne

Post-Production Supervisor

Karen Cahill

Craft Service

Joe Camp

Assistant Director

Bob Carrabs

Costumes

Don Cerrone

Grip

Ed Check

Assistant Art Director

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Francis Connolly Jr.

Transportation Captain

John Craigmile

Accountant

Robert Dagasta

Production Assistant

Alan Dangerio

Hair

Daniel R Davis

Art Director

Kim Davis-wagner

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Eugene Depasquale

Grip

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sofia Dillof

Apprentice

Naomi Donne

Makeup

Timothy Donohue

Production Assistant

Arlene Donovan

Producer

Liz Dykhouse

Assistant Production Accountant

Kendall Errair

Costume Supervisor

Jenny Evans

Extras Casting Assistant

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Scott Ferguson

Associate Producer

Daniel Finn

Grip

Beau Flynn

Assistant

Marisa Forzano

Assistant

Vic Fraser

Music

Ken Fundus

Dolly Grip

David Scott Gagnon

On-Set Dresser

Franklyn Gottbetter

Construction Manager

Joe Grimaldi

Electrician

David Gropman

Production Designer

Raul Gutierrez

Assistant

Terry Haggar

Color Timer

Sandy Hamilton

Property Master

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Jim Hammer

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael Hausman

Production Manager

Michael Hausman

Executive Producer

Kerry Hayes

Photography

Brent Haywood

Foreman

Beth Henley

Screenplay

John Herron

Camera Operator

John Steele Hill

Assistant Editor

Larry Huston

Steadicam Operator

John A Johnston

Other

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Rod Kiser

Special Effects Assistant

Jeremy Knaster

Lighting

Jennifer Krause

Camera

John Kurlander

Music

Zbigniew Kuros

Grip

Jessica Lanier

Assistant Set Decorator

Martin Lasowitz

Assistant Property Master

Lisa Layer

Assistant

Sondra Lee

Dialogue Coach

Anne Levin

Production Coordinator

Dominique Levy

Camera Trainee

Byron Lovelace

On-Set Dresser

Ian Macgregor

Production Assistant

Bobby Mancuso

Photography

Larry Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Jane Mcculley

Adr Editor

Peter Mian

Video Assist/Playback

Danny Michael

Sound Mixer

Eytan Mirsky

Assistant Sound Editor

Chitra F Mojtabai

Assistant Director

Michael Moyer

Lighting Technician

James H Nau

Adr Editor

Kenneth D Nelson

Construction Coordinator

Billy O'leary

Lighting Technician

Darice O'mara

Assistant

Richard Oswald

Assistant Director

Susan Paley

Art Department Coordinator

Evan Perazzo

Production Assistant

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Angela Quiles

Assistant Production Coordinator

Charles Quinlivan

Grip

Nic Ratner

Music

Gretchen Rau

Set Decorator

John Raugalis

Electrician

Simon Rhodes

Sound

Derick Richards

Production Assistant

Peter Riche

Assistant

Scott Rudin

Producer

Richard Russo

Source Material

Richard Russo

Source Material (From Novel)

Thomas P Ryba

Special Effects

Matthew Salvato

Production Assistant

Jill Greenberg Sands

Casting Associate

Kim Santantonio

Hair

Maurice Schell

Sound Editor

Andrew Schmetterling

Boom Operator

Liz Schrek

Music

Tim Shannon

Transportation Co-Captain

Howard Shore

Music

Howard Shore

Original Music

Gregg Smrz

Stunts

Martin Solomon

Other

Robin Squibb

Script Supervisor

Anthony Starbuck

Other

Vincente Stasolla

Production Assistant

Daniel Strol

Location Manager

Catherine Talese

Production Assistant

Robert Topol

Scenic Artist

Jay Traynor

Production Assistant

Tony Trotta

Camera

Matilde P Valera

Production Accountant

Antonia Van Drimmelen

Associate Editor

Bobby Vercruse

Electrician

Lee Vercruse

Electrician

Paul Volo

Grip

Paul Wachter

Grip

Graham Walker

Music

Monty Westmore

Makeup

James Whalen

Transportation Coordinator

Benjamin Wilson

Costume Supervisor

Henry Wolf

Titles

Frank Woodward

Caterer

Andy Zolot

Production Assistant

Eric R Zuckerman

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Beacon, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1994
Paul Newman

Best Adapted Screenplay

1994

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Final screen appearance for Oscar-winning actress Jessica Tandy who died of ovarian cancer on September 11, 1994 at age 85.

Winner of the 1994 award for Best Actor (Paul Newman) from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 1994 award for Best Actor (Paul Newman) from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1994

Wide Release in United States January 13, 1995

Expanded Release in United States January 20, 1995

Released in United States on Video August 8, 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at International Film Festival of India (Filmotsav) in Bombay January 10-20, 1995.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Panorama) September 1-10, 1995.

Prior to the wrap of production, Roger Deakins was replaced by John Bailey as cinematographer.

Paul Newman received the Silver Bear Award for best actor at the 1995 Berlin International Film Festival.

Completed shooting March 8, 1994.

Began shooting November 19, 1993.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1994

Wide Release in United States January 13, 1995

Expanded Release in United States January 20, 1995

Released in United States on Video August 8, 1995

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at International Film Festival of India (Filmotsav) in Bombay January 10-20, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Panorama) September 1-10, 1995.)