Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Music
Keywords bio, rock 'n' roll
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Larenz Tate Actor Frankie Lymon 1 1000001
Vivica Fox Actor Elizabeth Waters 1 1000002
Lela Rochon Actor Emira Eagle 1 1000003
Halle Berry Actor Zola Taylor 1 1000004
Pamela Reed Actor Judge Lambrey 1 1000005
Paul Mazursky Actor Morris Levy 1 1000006
Little Richard Actor Himself 1 1000007
Miguel Nunez Actor Young Little Richard 1 1000008
Alexis Cruz Actor Herman Santiago 1 1000009
David Gray Actor Peter Markovitz 1 1000010
Clifton Powell Actor Lawrence Roberts 1 1000011
Lane Smith Actor Ezra Grahme 1 1000012
Ben Vereen Actor Richard Barrett 1 1000013
Paula Parker Actor Paula King 1 1000014
Marcello Thedford Actor Coop 1 1000015
Norris Young Actor Jimmy 1 1000016
J August Richards Actor Sherman 1 1000017
Jon Huertas Actor Joe 1 1000018
Gregory Nava Director n/a 2 2000001
Barbara Jitner Martinez Director 2nd unit director 2 2000002
Paul Hall Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stephen Nemeth Producer n/a 3 3000002
Harold Bronson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gregory Nava Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Mark Allan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Bruce Franklin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Tina Andrews Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mark Allan Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Barbara Martinez Production Supervisor visual effects production supervisor 307 5000002
Bruce Franklin Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Sandra Middleton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Wayne Middleton Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Jane Graves Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000006
Edward Lachman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kirk Gardner Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Kirk Gardner Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Nicola Goode Photography still photographer 120835 6000004
Nancy Richardson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephen Taylor Music n/a 120781 8000001
Christopher Brooks Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Frankie Lymon Song n/a 120859 8000003
Frankie Lymon Song Performer ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent") 120788 8000004
Cary White Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jackie Carr Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
John Chichester Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Clare Scarpulla Set Designer n/a 202 9000004
Michael Bernard Set Designer junior set designer 202 9000005
Ron Wilkinson Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000006
David Crvelin Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000007
Deborah Ricketts Artistic Advisor art department researcher 973 9000008
Abigail Sheiner Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000009
Reuben Cannon Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Edward Dunlop Casting Associate n/a 160 10000002
Jane Richardone Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000003
Mira Zavidowsky Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Elisabetta Beraldo Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000003
Christina Papadakis Costumes costumer 120828 13000004
Steve Ellsworth Costumes costumer 120828 13000005
Kathleen Walker Hair Stylist key hairstylist 120799 13000006
Mark Sanchez Makeup make up 353 13000007
Bridgette Ferry Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000008
LaNette Little Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000009
Veda Campbell Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Bob Baban Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
John DeBlau Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Ravi Mehta Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Wendy Goldfisher Accountant payroll accountant 120802 16000002
Jason Gondek Assistant Accountant accounting assistant 120950 16000003
Sandra Lizaola Assistant Accountant accounting assistant 120950 16000004
Primrose Fukuchi Assistant Production Accountant n/a 120902 16000005
Russell Clark Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Ray Maxwell Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Charlie Scott Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
David Garber Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Tony Stewart Effects Assistant assistant visual effects supervisor 120922 23000002
Teri Kopp Assistant Property Master assistant props master 120969 24000001
Steven Levine Property Master props master 120805 24000002
George Meldrum Props prop maker 120817 24000003
Jeffrey Valdez Props prop maker 120817 24000004
W White Props prop maker 120817 24000005
Kristin Claiborne Assistant (to Paul Hall) 120820 25000001
Cheryl Miller Production Associate n/a 120822 25000002
Cheryl Fong Production Associate assistant production associate 120822 25000003
Kofi Oliver Office Assistant office staff assistant 120996 25000004
Steve Ankele Office Assistant office staff assistant 120996 25000005
Peter Rathje Medic set medic 120966 25000006
Anna Baltimore Medic construction medic 120966 25000007
Francisco Hernandez Other Paul Hall's associate 120795 26000001
Andy Wombwell Other Steve Nemeth's associate 120795 26000002
Derek Freda Other Mark Allan's associate 120795 26000003
Mark Schouton Other general foreman 120795 26000004
Mark Peters Other foreman 120795 26000005
Serge Genitempo Other lead scenic 120795 26000006
Stacy Ivers Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Cassandra Butcher Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000002
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.
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