Why Do Fools Fall in Love Poster

Release Date: August 28th, 1998

DVD Release Date: January 19th, 1999

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
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 (Larenz Tate) 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 (Halle Berry), prostitute Elizabeth Waters (Vivica A. Fox) and schoolteacher Emira Eagle (Lela Rochon).

Cast: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate, Paul Mazursky, Little Richard, Pamela Reed, Alexis Cruz

Director: Gregory Nava

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Rhino Films, Warner Brothers

Keywords: New York City, 1980s, Love, Office, Melodramatic, Fall, Mystery, Wife, Rivalry, 1950s, Engaging, Fascinating