Flashbacks Of A Fool

Synopsis: An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970's Britain. Hollywood star Joe is now a teenage boy in a tentative relationship with a school-girl called Ruth. Further, his mother's friend, Evelyn, is attempting to seduce him. Engulfed by guilt at the unintended, tragic consequences of his subterfuge, he leaves home. The movie then switches back to contemporary Hollywood. Joe confronts his fear and returns to England for a difficult meeting with Ruth, who had gone on to marry Boots and has been a left a poor widow.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Baillie Walsh
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

He's got no stamina.

- I love your nose.

- Thanks, Apple.

I wanted to get my nose done

since I was ten,

but it wasn't as simple as thought.

The doctors found out I didn't have

any cartilage in the tip of my nose,

so then we had to do that.

My nose was too long,

so we had to shorten it.

And then it was too wide,

so we had to thin it.

And it was just a lot more complicated

than I thought.

My nose was just an insane amount

of money.

I mean, I was shocked.

I thought that a nose job

was only, like, three or four grand,

but I was wrong.

Mine was, like,

three times that amount.

I mean, my girlfriend's

breast enlargement

was, like, four or five grand.

I mean, it's not like

I ever felt them, but...

They actually look kinda real,

you know?

So your own wife, who's hot,

by the way, with big jugs,

won't even go down on you?

You can call my girlfriend

and she'll tell you,

and I've been with her

for quite a while,

and she will tell you she goes down

on me every time we're together.

You're a disgrace to white folks.


Where's my wallet?

Where's my wallet?

- On the dresser.

- Hi, Sister Jean, it's Joe.


How can you spend a thousand bucks

on a 976 line?

I don't get it. You're Joseph Scott,

who every woman wants,

and you waste your money

on a 976 line.

Cos I can pretend to be someone else.

Not you, Sister Jean, someone else.

I need some tickets.

I'm at home. Now?

Great, thank you.

I'll see you in a bit. Bye. Bye.

Don't you have any philosophies

in life apart from self-indulgence?

You're the most self-indulgent fool

I've ever met.

- I thought you'd given up.

- I did give up.

And then I started again. Feel this.

- What?

- Feel this. It's a lump.

Feel that lump? You feel it?

There? There!

It's cancer.

Breast cancer.

Can men get breast cancer?

Do they give men mastectomies?

I've got something down there as well.

- Have you seen a doctor?

- Yes, and he's a f***ing idiot!

It's cancer.

- So where is it?

- What?

- My wallet!

- On the dresser.

- No, it isn't.

- It is.

What the f*** is that?

- That would be a dog.

- Why the f*** is it in my house?


- Hello?

- Apple.

- Hi, Joe.

- Why did you leave your dog here?

- You said I could.

- No, I didn't.

Yes, you did. I'll pick him up at the

restaurant after your lunch meeting.

I'm not taking that dog to lunch

with me.

Don't bring him into the restaurant.

Leave him in the car.

I'll be there at two.

You better.

Is it cocktail hour yet?

Well, it is somewhere!

I'm handing in my notice.


It's so much fun here.

How much?

- It's not about the money.

- How much?

When I show up here,

I never know what to expect.

Whether you've eaten mushrooms

or acid or coke or all of the above.

You know what they call you?

Captain Wacky.

Captain Wacky.

You know, I really don't like

looking at myself through your eyes.

Another 500.

I'm not happy.

Your happiness doesn't interest me.

Mine does.

- OK.

- That's a month, not a week.


- Yes?

- Hi!

Hi! You look terrific.

So do you. Welcome. Come in.

Nice to see you.

My apartment block was shaking

last night. Did you feel it?


I thought it was gonna fall in

and I was gonna die.

Five, right?

You have the fires and you have

the floods and you have the riots...

And then you have

the drive-by shootings.

Fires, floods, earthquakes, riots.

I drove by a body on my way here

just lying on the sidewalk.

We don't need to go to the movies.

We live in a movie.

We do!

I live here, but I can't find

a good thing to say about it.

If I close my eyes and picture it,

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Baillie Walsh

Baillie Walsh is a British music video and film director. He is best known for writing and directing the film Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) starring Daniel Craig, Eve, Harry Eden, and Felicity Jones.Walsh has directed music videos for clients such as Boy George, Massive Attack, New Order, Kylie Minogue and Oasis. In 2013, Walsh released a Bruce Springsteen documentary titled Springsteen & I. The documentary was made up of fan video and photo submissions on what Springsteen's music means to them. more…

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