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In Cleveland, the histrionic and clumsy executive Nelson Hibbert expects to be promoted to president of the Nigel Industries since he is engaged to the owner's daughter. However, his future... See full summary »

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Det. Arlen
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Lynn Holden
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Fred Holden
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Ken Daly
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Farmer Brown
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Mr. Nagel
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Creepy Guy
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The Killer
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Bus Station Worker
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Gas Station Guy
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Cindy
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Alan Bridle ...
Juddidah
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In Cleveland, the histrionic and clumsy executive Nelson Hibbert expects to be promoted to president of the Nigel Industries since he is engaged to the owner's daughter. However, his future father-in-law Mr. Nagel chooses the executive Ken Daly for the position, and Nelson threatens him in front of the board of directors. Later he decides to pay a visit to Mr. Nagel but finds him dead with a knife in his neck. Nelson removes the knife and is covered of blood, becoming hysterical and leaving the office assuming that he is the prime suspect. However, the surveillance cameras disclose the identity of the killer, and while Nelson escapes to Metcaf believing that he is chased by the police, the killer is pursued by the police and tries to eliminate Nelson believing that he is a "super-cop" on his trail. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A fugitive in his own mind.


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Policemen #1-5 in the credits are the Canadian rock band "Barenaked Ladies". See more »

Quotes

The Killer: [holding Nelson hostage while talking to police] All right, here's what I want: a million dollars in cash, safe passage across the border...
Nelson Hibbert: ...And a helicopter.
The Killer: And a helicopter! Wait!
[to Nelson]
The Killer: Why?
Nelson Hibbert: I always wanted to ride in a helicopter.
Det. Arlen: Your helicopter is on it's way.
The Killer: I don't want a helicopter!
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Spoofs Saboteur (1942) See more »

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Gangster Girl
by Barenaked Ladies
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A pleasant surprise
23 August 2002 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the B-movie production value of this film. This is one of the funnier movies I have seen in a long time. Dave Foley plays his dorky persona to a tee, while Jennifer Tilly is sweet and sexy as his love interest. I couldn't believe I was laughing so hard but this plot had so much to offer with its ridiculous main character under the misconception that he is the subject of a nationwide manhunt. A worthy rental.


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