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The Wrong Guy (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 1 August 1997 (Canada)
After his boss is murdered, Nelson is on the run for fear of prosecution. He hides out in a small town to avoid the police, which should be easy because they know he didn't do it and they aren't looking for him.

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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
Arnie Achtman ...
Bus Station Worker
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Gas Station Guy
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Cindy
Valerie Boyce ...
Manicurist
Alan Bridle ...
Juddidah
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Nagel's Secretary
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (Canada)  »

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A lúzer  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

The Killer: You're awake?
Nelson Hibbert: Yeah, for a while now.
The Killer: I've been carrying you!
Nelson Hibbert: I thought you wanted to.
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Referenced in Rat Race (2001) See more »

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Gangster Girl
by Barenaked Ladies
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a real good time
19 December 2004 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

wow. who even knew this movie existed? well i was in virgin records and saw it on the shelf. suffice to say i rented it, and i LOVED it. i plan on buying it most likely. the beginning is a little slow but it's one of those comedies where you find yourself in tears by the middle. just terrific acting, especially by the investigator who loves to spend the gov't money on restaurants and theater - he really steals the show. seriously tho, if you enjoy great comedies with a silly edge - ex. The Naked Gun & Saving Silverman - you will enjoy this.

by the way - the movie was fairly kid appropriate. i think ages 10+ should have no problems watching this.


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