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The Wrong Man (1993)

US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip ... See full summary »

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Missy Mills
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Alex Walker
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Phillip Mills
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Captain Diaz
Ernesto Laguardia ...
Detective Ortega
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Felix Crawley
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Rosita
José Escandón ...
Balneario Clerk
Álvaro Carcaño ...
Bus Driver
Ted Swanson ...
First Mate
Paco Morayta ...
Bartender
Gerardo Zepeda ...
Night Clerk
Pedro Altamirano ...
Motorcycle Cop
Anilú Pardo ...
Woman Mourner
Alejandro Bracho ...
Lieutenant
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US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip Mills (John Lithgow) and young sexy, frustated wife Missy (Rosanna Arquette). The three develop a curiously inter-dependent relationship. Meanwhile, Police Captain Diaz and Detective Ortega are closing in and the plot circle is closed at Tapachula rail station amidst a stack of mistakes and wrong decisions. Written by Prof Robin Marshall <robin@m2.ph.man.ac.uk>

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5 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Caminhos Errados  »

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Missy Mills: [talking to Alex] We're a funny pair, aren't we? I can't go forward, and you can't go back.
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CHOCO'S GUAJIRA
Written by Alfredo Armenteros (as A. Armenteros), Z. Lopez
Published by Bethlehem Music Company, Inc.
Performed by Grupo Folklorico y Experimental de Nueva York
Courtesy of Bethlehem Music Company, Inc.
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weak lead actor
20 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico after missing his ship's departure. His wallet is stolen and the man who stole it is killed by somebody. The cops are after him for the murder. He joins up with Phillip Mills (John Lithgow) and his trophy wife Missy (Rosanna Arquette).

Kevin Anderson is a weak actor and his character isn't particularly interesting either. Arquette is broadly sexual. She even sleeps sucking her thumb. She has some fun camping it up. However Anderson is the black hole of charisma. Lithgow is possessive and jealous. The production is not high quality. If they could get a charismatic leading man, this could be an interesting trio.


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