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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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Creepy Guy
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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 »

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Nelson Hibbert: My name is Jones... Enema Bag Jones.
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References The Kids in the Hall (1988) See more »

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Hilarious, brilliant, dumb
21 May 2005 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I have no idea why this film is so unknown. I love it and it's so funny, of course, if you like dumb humor.

The main character Nelson doesn't get a promotion at his job, so he goes crazy in front of all his co-workers. He later finds out his dead boss and convinced that police will be looking for him, escapes (fugitive style). The thing is, the police knows Nelson didn't kill his boss, because there was a camera at boss' office.

Nelson however, tries to escape from the police, being careful of every step, while the real killer is convinced Nelson is after him (because certain coincidences occur).

The movie is great, Foley's acting is great and the whole movie has this positive feel to it. Some jokes are so... dumb and funny, you laugh just because of the dumbness of them.

All in all, I own the original DVD, and people should see this movie, because it really is great!


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