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Why Do Fools Fall in Love


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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Biography
Director: Gregory Nava

In 1956, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers landed a doo-wop hit with ''Why Do Fools Fall in Love?'' Fame turned to tragedy as lead singer Lymon descended into substance abuse that eventually claimed his life at age 25. But Lymon didn't just leave his fans bereft -- he also left behind three women, and each believes she's owed his song royalties: Platters singer Zola Taylor, prostitute Elizabeth Waters and schoolteacher Emira Eagle .

Cast :

  • Halle Berry
  • Zola Taylor
  • Vivica A. Fox
  • Elizabeth 'Mickey' Waters
  • Lela Rochon
  • Emira Eagle
  • Larenz Tate
  • Frankie Lymon
  • Paul Mazursky
  • Morris Levy
  • Little Richard
  • Himself
  • Pamela Reed
  • Judge Lambrey
  • Alexis Cruz
  • Herman Santiago
  • David Barry Gray
  • Peter Markowitz
  • Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
  • Young Little Richard
  • Clifton Powell
  • Lawrence Roberts
  • Lane Smith
  • Ezra Grahme
  • Ben Vereen
  • Richard Barrett
  • Paula Jai Parker
  • Paula King
  • Marcello Thedford
  • 'Coop', a Drug Dealer
  • Norris Young
  • Jimmy
  • J. August Richards
  • Sherman
  • Jon Huertas
  • Joe Negroni
Producers :
Stephen Nemeth , Paul Hall
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