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Charades (1998)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 2007 (Spain)
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

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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
Don Moss ...
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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Drama | Mystery

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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 »

Connections

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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Watching this film from the end is much easier...

... but it's OK! Good cast, Thomas C Howell should be more exposed in the story - he's a great actor, even when he's a bit wounded. Wounds, blood and violence - remember, there is much of it here. The moment the first blood appears is both comic and shocking - worth waiting for! And we've got two pretty flowers here - Erika and red-headed, sexy, unfaithul wife Kimberley Kates. And remember - don't ever do the same thing to the guy who takes your car away from your neighbour's pavement!


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