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Clean Slate (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 6 May 1994 (USA)
A private eye who has amnesia must go to court about a kingpin's murder.

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Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient. Written by Reid Gagle

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It's a day he'll never forget... until tomorrow.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,503,192 (USA)
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Bob Odenkirk and Bryan Cranston both starred in Breaking Bad. See more »

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Pogue's dog, Baby, has an eye-patch over his right eye. It is stated that as a result, the dog has a depth perception problem. While this could be true, the problem manifests itself not as depth perception, but in moving towards things to the left of where they actually are. See more »

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Features Commando (1985) See more »

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THESE FOOLISH THINGS
Words by Eric Maschwitz (as H. Marvell) and Jack Strachey (as J. Strachey)
Words and Music by Harry Link (as H. Link)
Performed by Oleta Adams
Courtesy of Phonogram Limited
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Very underrated genre bender
15 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Agree with those reviewers who consider this highly underrated. The concept is very clever -- a film noir parody that manages to be a true noir film that somehow morphs into a screwball romantic comedy without any loss of continuity. Dana Carvey plays a private detective who suffers amnesia whenever he goes to sleep as a result of a traumatic injury at a crime scene to which he is supposed to a critical and endangered witness for the prosecution. The situation is creepy -- similar to the Jim Carrey character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Yet Carvey delivers a better performance than Jim Carrey in Enternal Sunshine, rendering his predicament both creepy and funny in a gentle slapstick kind of way. The rest of the cast give marvelous performances in this effort. Great direction and editing seamlessly blend genres that are ordinarily mutual exclusive. I didn't see this until recently. I'm surprised that it did not receive much more critical praise and attention than it did. Not to be missed by anyone who loves good Hollywood film making.


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