Why Do Fools Fall In Love

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Original title Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Category Drama, Biography, Music
UK Release Date
Production year 1998
Production Country
Directors Gregory Nava
Cast Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Halle Berry, Larenz Tate, Pamela Reed, Clifton Powell, Paul Mazursky, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., James Gleason


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.