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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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Nagel's Secretary
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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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Comedy | Thriller

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1 August 1997 (Canada)  »

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David Steinberg: Outpatient See more »

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Nelson Hibbert: Something happened to me back there with that gun pointed to my head. I had... um... I had a uh...
Lynn Holden: An epiphany?
Nelson Hibbert: No, no. It was more like a realization but on a grand scale...
Lynn Holden: An epiphany!
Nelson Hibbert: No, it had like religious proportions to it...
Lynn Holden: You're describing an epiphany...
Nelson Hibbert: But whatever it was, it made me realize how shallow my life has been...
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References Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) See more »

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Gangster Girl
by Barenaked Ladies
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Not Just for KITH Fans
13 July 2003 | by (Plum Creek, VA) – See all my reviews

If you like Kids in the Hall, and are a fan of their wonderful comedy "Brain Candy," then you will love this movie. Starring Dave Foley, with a cameo from Kevin McDonald and sly references to "Brain Candy" (at one point, paging "Dr. Chris Cooper"), it continues KITH-quality humor.

If you've never heard of KITH, and have no idea what I was talking about in that last paragraph, you'll still enjoy this movie. A wry turn on the "Fugitive"-style drama, a wrongly accused man on the run always looking over his shoulder to find...no one is chasing him. Tightly scripted, well acted, and just plain funny.


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