Why Do Fools Fall in Love

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When pop legend Frankie Lymon died, he left behind a string of hit records...and a string of ex-wives. Three beautiful women visit record executive Morris Levy with one thing in mind: to claim the music royalties earned by their husband, the late,... read more
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When pop legend Frankie Lymon died, he left behind a string of hit records...and a string of ex-wives. Three beautiful women visit record executive Morris Levy with one thing in mind: to claim the music royalties earned by their husband, the late, great '50s rock icon Frankie Lymon. They say good things and bad news always travel in threes: Looks like the talented, troubled Frankie left more than his music behind. Heart, humor and three-part disharmony reign as the three wives maneuver to one-up each other and claim the estate. Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox and Lela Rochon play the very different women who discover they have something in common—the same husband (Larenz Tate). Gregory Nava (Selena) directs, chronicling a song-filled (over 30 soundtrack tunes) rags-to-riches-to-ruin story of Lymon through the women's relationships with him. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? For movie fans, the answer is, why not!

Original Release

08/28/1998

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Cast

Halle Berry Zola Taylor
Larenz Tate Frankie Lymon
Lela Rochon Emira Eagle
Vivica A. Fox Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters
Paul Mazursky Morris Levy
Pamela Reed Judge Lambrey
Clifton Powell Lawrence Roberts
James Gleason Stage Manager
Alexis Cruz Herman Santiago
David Barry Gray Peter Markowitz
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Gregory Nava

Writers

Tina Andrews

Cast

Halle Berry Zola Taylor
Larenz Tate Frankie Lymon
Lela Rochon Emira Eagle
Vivica A. Fox Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters
Paul Mazursky Morris Levy
Pamela Reed Judge Lambrey
Clifton Powell Lawrence Roberts
James Gleason Stage Manager
Alexis Cruz Herman Santiago
David Barry Gray Peter Markowitz
Lane Smith Ezra Grahme
Ben Vereen Richard Barrett
Paula Jai Parker Paula King
Marcello Thedford Drug Dealer
Norris Young Jimmy
Little Richard Himself
J. August Richards Sherman
Jon Huertas Joe Negroni
Aries Spears Redd Foxx
Craig Kirkwood Eddie Williams

Producers

Mark Allan Executive Producer
Harold Bronson Executive Producer
Gregory Nava Executive Producer
Paul Hall Producer
Bruce Franklin Producer
Stephen Nemeth Producer

Editors

Nancy Richardson

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