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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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Gas Station Guy
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Cindy
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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

Farmer Brown: Be sure nice to tear this bank down and plant me a fresh crop of corn.
Fred Holden: You will not plant one ear of your filthy corn here!
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Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Gangster Girl
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Truly Hilarious
28 November 2002 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie I laughed so hard I actually had to pause it at times so I wouldn't miss anything. I thought perhaps it was "just me", and that most people might not find it all that funny (it has STUPID humour) but I have very rarely heard of anyone who has not found it equally hilarious.

WATCH IT!!! you won't regret it. The train sequence alone makes it worth seeing. I can't count how many times I've recalled a scene or a line from this movie and laughed out loud, even in public, which has given me plenty of opportunities to spread the word about this hilarious movie.

Dave Foley is brilliant! It's a shame that this movie never really saw the light of day, but I truly believe it's time will come. If you enjoy comedy, don't miss out on this film.


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