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Charades (1998)

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Barry is a down-and-out-guy who takes a job at the shipping department of Technoworks, a high-tech Yuppie company. He gets invited to the house of his boss Quinn, for a weekend afternoon ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Monica
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Quinn
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Evan
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Laura
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Barry
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Jude
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Max Targenville
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Tow Truck Driver
Robert Fields ...
Paul Curtiss
James Andronica ...
Sgt. Demski
Robert Hoffmo ...
Sgt. Muldoon
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FBI Chief
Zoe Clarke-Williams ...
Quinn's Secretary
Jann Karam ...
Receptionist
Niklaus Lang ...
FBI 2
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Barry is a down-and-out-guy who takes a job at the shipping department of Technoworks, a high-tech Yuppie company. He gets invited to the house of his boss Quinn, for a weekend afternoon barbecue with some of his boss's friends. The party gets weird, Barry plays a demented version of charades while standing on the picnic table, and the next door neighbor starts screaming racial slurs over the fence. When Jude, the widow of the ex-owner of Technoworks arrives, the plot thickens. Clues to past crimes are revealed, and the real reason for the party is discovered. But not before Barry beats the hell out of a tow-truck driver, screws the boss's wife and wreaks havok with the neighbor. And as the title suggests, before the day is over, we will discover who is the Felon, or perhaps the people at party are all, one way or another, Felons. Written by Anonymous

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One murder can ruin your whole day...

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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During the scene where Barry has broken into the neighbor's house, Quinn is talking to him over the phone and sitting on the window seat. Behind Quinn we see Jude's arm move the next set of window blinds. However, in the next shot we Jude walk over to the window for the first time and then move the blinds. See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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As Good As It gets
Written by Margie Nelson & Frank Spano
Performed by Five Wheel Drive
Courtesy of California Street Management
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Weird little film
30 August 2003 | by (Stockton, UK) – See all my reviews

In this film a bunch of annoying yuppies turn up for a barbeque party, and it becomes clear that something is not right. Jack Scalia is a complete nutcase (think Robert Forster in American Perfeckt), while C. Thomas Howell (always good to see) is in a situation that reminded me of The Hitcher. Also stars the under-used Erika Eleniak and the under-rated James Russo. Well worth a watch for a film that might have been set in real time (the whole thing happens over an afternoon). All in all this is a gem of a weird film, and the actors all seem to be having lots of fun. Also worth seeing is the end title sequence which is made up from deleted scenes and bloopers.


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