FOOLIN' AROUND dvd
DIRECTOR: Richard Heffron (Outlaw Blues, - I, The Jury)
STARS: Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, Eddie Albert, Cloris Leachman, Tony Randall, Michael Talbott, William H. Macy
SYNOPSIS: Romantic comedy, and 80's cable TV favorite, that still entertains after all these years. A young Gary Busey stars as a somewhat naive good 'ol boy who is a little out of his league at a fancy college (the University of Minnesota in this case). He stumbles through various slapstick(ish) situations before meeting sexy Annette O'Toole (see clip below). He is immediately smitten. The problem is she's engaged to an awful elitist snob. Busey eventually wins her over with his old-fashioned charm and sense of humor in this 80's version of a classic screwball comedy. Featuring a memorable chase scene with a hot dog-shaped truck (see clip below), an appearance from a very young William H. Macy, a hair-raising ride on a construction crane and the famous hang glider finale. With nice supporting turns by Cloris Leachman, Eddie Albert and a very funny (very weird) performance by Tony Randall. "Seals and Crofts" provide the soundtrack music including the memorable title tune. A personal favorite.
*For more comedy see: Record City, The Baltimore Bullet and The Great American Traffic Jam
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
YELLOW dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube:
Gary Busey vs William H. Macy
Hot Dog-shaped truck chase
Gary Busey vs Annette O'Toole
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