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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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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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Bus Station Worker
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Gas Station Guy
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Cindy
Valerie Boyce ...
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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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Comedy | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (Canada)  »

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A lúzer  »

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Trivia

Dave Foley planned to direct the movie, but had to step down when his role on NewsRadio (1995) kept him busy. See more »

Quotes

Creepy Guy: I could kill you right now with just two teabags and some waxpaper!
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Referenced in Freeloaders (2012) See more »

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Gangster Girl
by Barenaked Ladies
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Extremely Hilarious
15 April 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Cleveland, the histrionic and clumsy executive Nelson Hibbert (Dave Foley) expects to be promoted to president of the Nigel Industries since he is engaged of the owner's daughter. However, his future father-in-law Mr. Nagel (Kenneth Welsh) chooses the executive Ken Daly (Dan Redican) 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 (Colm Feore), 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.

"The Wrong Guy" is an extremely hilarious movie. I have just seen this film with my daughter and we are still laughing of the dumb but funny story. The lead character is a sort of Canadian version of Mr. Bean and is so imbecile that it is impossible to stay serious with his presence in scene. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Suspeito Errado" ("The Wrong Suspect")


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