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Chain of Fools (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  22 September 2000 (USA)
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Salma Hayek plays an avid detective assigned to the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.


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"Chain of Fools" is a heist comedy-romance about a hapless barber whose life takes a turn for the worse when he ends up in possession of a stolen treasure of ancient coins (the "Shiny New Enemies") and simultaneously falls on the wrong side of the law and in love with the detective investigating the crime. Written by Joanna Waddell <>

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A comedy with the love of money See more »


Comedy | Crime

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

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Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shiny New Enemies  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Claudia Schiffer was originally cast as Karen. See more »


When Mikey (Elijah Wood) is about to shoot Bollingsworth (Tom Wilkinson), he points a Walther P99 pistol at him. The pistol is, however, not cocked as revealed by the absence of the bright red "cocked" indicator below the rear sights. This would make it impossible for the weapon to fire. (This may have been an intentional precaution by the filmmakers as the weapon has no safety switch.) See more »


Mikey: Excuse me, is this chair being used?
Snotty Man: Does it look like it's being used?
Mikey: "Does it look like it's being used?" That's a good one.
[Mikey picks up the chair and smashes the man with it]
Mikey: Now it's being used.
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Written by Regular Fries
Performed by Regular Fries
Courtesy of JBO / V2 Records © 1999 JBO LTD.
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Unknown and underrated, but very amazing movie
29 October 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I found this movie 4 years ago on Italian pay-TV, it was very less advertised and I've seen it only because that night there wasn't nothing apart it, and it was with famous actors like Steve Zahn and Salma Hayek. And when it started, I read the others actors of the cast! One name better than the previous: Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, Orlando Jones, Tom Wilkinson, David Cross. This is a good point to start watching a unknown movie: discover a beautiful cast. Then, the movie, obviously. I love black comedy and generally all the movie with a lot of different characters which want the same thing(s), like Snatch, Big Trouble… And this one is absolutely the best. It's very funny, which is a very hard thing to find nowadays, few times banal, and it has a tremendous pace (in 1 hour and 35 minutes happens everything you can imagine). Moreover the plot begin almost at the end of the history, and then it's a flashback followed by another flashback, and so for all the actors, but, that is the best thing about this movie, it's never really hard to figure out and, although it is complex, it's easy to rebuild the history, which is globally believable. It's quite clean (not like the majority of black comedies), unfortunately it has a large number of dirty words (in the Italian version I've counted more of 70 of them), but they are proportionate at the characters. So, isn't a deep movie to think about something, it's the better way to relax yourself sometimes. Discover it, because isn't famous at all!

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