Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)

The story of three very different women.....with one husband in common.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-08-28
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 20 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rhino Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 20 Ratings


In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. During an ensuing civil trial, flashbacks tell the story of each one's life with Lyman, a boyish, high-pitched, dynamic performer, lost to heroin. Slowly, the three wives establish their own bond.

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  • Larenz Tate

    as Frankie Lymon
  • Halle Berry

    as Zola Taylor
  • Vivica A. Fox

    as Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters
  • Lela Rochon

    as Emira Eagle
  • Pamela Reed

    as Judge Lambrey
  • Clifton Powell

    as Lawrence Roberts
  • Paul Mazursky

    as Morris Levy
  • Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

    as Young Little Richard
  • James Gleason

    as Stage Manager
  • Ben Vereen

    as Richard Barrett
  • Paula Jai Parker

    as Paula King
  • Little Richard

    as Himself
  • Miya McGhee

    as Girl Group Singer
Camera Edward Lachman Director of Photography
Art Jackie Carr Set Decoration
Directing Gregory Nava Director
Costume & Make-Up Elisabetta Beraldo Costume Design
Editing Nancy Richardson Editor
Production Reuben Cannon Casting
Production Paul Hall Producer
Writing Tina Andrews Writer
Sound Charles Maynes Sound Effects Editor
Crew Russell Clark Choreographer
Art Cary White Production Design
Crew Larry Fioritto Special Effects Coordinator
Sound James Matheny Dialogue Editor
Production Wayne Middleton Location Manager
Art John Chichester Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Beasley Blackwell Costume Supervisor
Crew John Yarbrough Transportation Captain
Sound Albert Aquino Boom Operator
Sound Jeffrey J. Haboush Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard King Sound Designer
Sound Michael Magill Dialogue Editor
Sound Stephen James Taylor Original Music Composer
Crew Erica L. Hiller Post Production Supervisor
Art Michael Bernard Set Designer
Art Steven M. Levine Property Master
Art Ray Maxwell Construction Coordinator
Sound Kevin E. Carpenter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Wes Mattox Special Effects
Visual Effects David M. Garber Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew William Washington Stunt Coordinator
Sound Dan DiPrima Music Editor
Directing Sydney Gilner Script Supervisor
Sound Frank Smathers Foley Editor
Lighting John W. DeBlau Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Nicola Goode Still Photographer
Sound Kimberly Lambert Supervising ADR Editor
Lighting Christopher Lyons Rigging Gaffer
Sound Veda Campbell Sound Mixer
Crew Mario Simon Transportation Coordinator