Foolish (film)

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Foolish movie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dave Meyers
Produced by Master P
Written by Master P
Starring Master P
Eddie Griffin
Andrew Dice Clay
Amy Peterson
Music by Lisa Coleman
Wendy Melvoin
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Edited by Anna Celada
Chris Davis
Distributed by Artisan Pictures
No Limit Films
Release date(s) December 9, 1999
Running time 97 minutes
Language English

Foolish is a 1999 comedy drama film directed by Dave Meyers and starring Master P and Eddie Griffin.[1] 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 (Marla Gibbs), who dotes on him and encourages him to follow a more righteous path. Fifty Dollah's brother Miles "Foolish" Waise (Eddie Griffin), whose grandmother gave him the nickname, 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.[2]

These idols, it appears, seem to inspire Foolish to do well on his shows, which are widely attended and placed on last so as to keep people in the bars drinking. Meanwhile, Foolish also shows himself to have home trouble with his girlfriend, her son, and his seeming inability to keep his gigs going or getting any better after his grandmother dies. Fifty Dollah tries to get his own life in order and give Foolish the push he needs, he also has to deal with a sudden conflict with criminal leader Eldorado Ron (Andrew Dice Clay) and a painful romantic triangle when he and Foolish fall for the same woman (Amy Petersen).


Actor Role
Master P Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise
Eddie Griffin Miles "Foolish" Waise
Amy Petersen Desiree
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
A.J. Johnson Himself
Traequon Tolbert Jermaine Powell, Jr.


Main article: Foolish (soundtrack)

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.


  1. ^ "Foolish". Yahoo movies. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Foolish (Cast and Details)". Retrieved 11 May 2013. 

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