DirectorRobert Altman Initial DVD releaseApril 20, 2004 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateDecember 1985 (1985-12) WriterSam Shepard (play), Sam Shepard (screenplay) CastKim Basinger (May), Sam Shepard (Eddie), Harry Dean Stanton (Old Man), Randy Quaid (Martin) Similar moviesRelated Robert Altman movies
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Fool for Love is a 1985 drama directed by Robert Altman. The film stars Sam Shepard, who also wrote both the original play and the adaptation's screenplay, alongside Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid and Martha Crawford. It was entered into the 1986 Cannes Film Festival. It was filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The house used for several scenes was 1001 7th st.
May (Kim Basinger) is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. An old flame and childhood friend, Eddie (Sam Shepard) shows up. He threatens to metaphorically and at times, literally, drag her back into the life she had fled from. The film focuses on the couple's fluctuating past and present relationships, and the dark secrets hidden within, including one from an old man who lives near the motel (Harry Dean Stanton).
Sam Shepard - Eddie
Kim Basinger - May
Harry Dean Stanton - Old Man
Randy Quaid - Martin
Martha Crawford - May's Mother
Louise Egolf - Eddie's Mother
Sura Cox - Teenage May
Jonathan Skinner - Teenage Eddie
April Russell - Young May
Deborah McNaughton - The Countess
Lon Hill - Mr. Valdes
Sandy Rogers wrote the soundtrack songs including the title country pop ballad ("Fool for Love"), which later would also appear in the film Reservoir Dogs and on its soundtrack album release.
The film received average reviews, though was praised by several high-profile critics, like Roger Ebert, who said, 'With "Fool for Love," he (Altman) has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility.'