An American friend of mine who knows that I'm an extreme SCTV fan gave me a copy of this film as a gift because it stars Dave Thomas. Dave's performance here (in a dual role) really had me rolling. By far the best thing I've seen him (or any of that troupe's players) in for quite awhile. It's an extremely believable, but twisted tale about a struggling actor who is mistaken for a serial killer after he's portrayed him in a "reenactment" on an American Reality-Cop show.
One of the myriad of turnabouts in this hilarious satire is that the actual killer is so insulted at the wimpy way he is played on TV, he tracks down the actor, "subdues" him, and actually takes his place. Now he's so "convincing" in the role, that the show's ratings and the "actor's" popularity soar. It's "The Prince & The Pauper" meets "Natural Born Killers." A fast paced farce with a Terry Gilliam like flair.
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