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The Wrong Guy (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  1 August 1997 (Canada)
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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
Arnie Achtman ...
Bus Station Worker
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Gas Station Guy
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Cindy
Valerie Boyce ...
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Alan Bridle ...
Juddidah
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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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Dave Foley planned to direct the movie, but had to step down when his role on NewsRadio (1995) kept him busy. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Hibbert: What kind of a man has a favorite daughter?
Mr. Nagel: Now, moving along...
Nelson Hibbert: And if you do have a favorite then you should label them! Favorite and not favorite!
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Spoofs Saboteur (1942) See more »

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Gangster Girl
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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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