MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,513 this week

The Wrong Guy (1997)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 2,379 users  
Reviews: 61 user | 12 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Wrong Guy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wrong Guy (1997)

The Wrong Guy (1997) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wrong Guy.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Bilson
Stars: Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer
Hoods (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Angelo, together with a group of five other people, is ordered by his father, an Italian mobster, to kill the son of an enemy of his, who has destroyed one of his buildings with a bomb. The... See full summary »

Director: Mark Malone
Stars: Vincent Berry, Jay Brazeau, Craig Bruhnanski
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman... See full summary »

Director: Michael Covert
Stars: Scott Plank, Melora Walters, John Savage
Second Best (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.

Director: Eric Weber
Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Boyd Gaines, Peter Gerety
Bird of Prey (1995)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

As a boy, Dominik watched an American crime boss murder his father, a police officer fighting corruption in Sofia, Bulgaria. Years later, he attempts to avenge his father's death but is ... See full summary »

Director: Temístocles López
Stars: Lenny von Dohlen, Boyan Milushev, Jennifer Tilly
Inside Out (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An agoraphobic must give up his sheltered life and venture outside after a series of personal and financial problems.

Director: Robert Taicher
Stars: Elliott Gould, Howard Hesseman, Jennifer Tilly
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women.

Director: Richard Schenkman
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Paige Turco, Arabella Field
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Director: George Armitage
Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A San Francisco poet who fears commitment has a girlfriend who he suspects may not be who she appears.

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Stars: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia
Out of Sight (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 70's, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.

Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Det. Arlen
...
Lynn Holden
...
Fred Holden
...
Ken Daly
...
Farmer Brown
...
Mr. Nagel
...
Creepy Guy
...
The Killer
Arnie Achtman ...
Bus Station Worker
...
Gas Station Guy
...
Cindy
Valerie Boyce ...
Manicurist
Alan Bridle ...
Juddidah
...
Nagel's Secretary
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

killer | knife | detective | president | police | See more »

Taglines:

A fugitive in his own mind.


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A lúzer  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Steinberg:  Outpatient See more »

Quotes

Det. Arlen: Captain Hughes, I want to know one thing. Are you sure it was him?
Capt. Hughes: I'm positive. Uh, he wounded a bunch of my guys. He did this somersault thing onto a squad car while shooting.
Det. Arlen: That's him all right. I've seen him pull himself up into an air duct.
Capt. Hughes: Really?
Det. Arlen: Well, great, he's out of Cleveland. No longer my problem. Let's go, Jimmy!
See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Gangster Girl
by Barenaked Ladies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So funny it HURTS!
23 May 2003 | by (Austin, TX.) – See all my reviews

I have no idea how I made it so long without seeing this movie. I passed it on the video store shelf for years. WHAT A MISTAKE! This movie is so funny it hurts. I actually cried through some of the scenes, it was so hilarious. I found myself rewinding parts and having to stop the movie so I could get control of myself. If you are in the mood for belly laughter and watching a silly/corny/crazy/wonderful comedy, then The Wrong Guy is perfect!


23 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hilarious ric-scott7
Not enough people know about this movie!! HeroofCanton
my name is jones....enema bag jones jamesbdr
Want it on DVD uk_fight_club
Where to find this film? rottenaddict
yes cybo
Discuss The Wrong Guy (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?