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Chain of Fools (2000)

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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Cast

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Bollingsworth
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Paulie
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Mr. Kerner
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Jeannie
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Melander Stevens
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Scottie (as Devin Drewitz)
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Storyline

"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 <cyln@sprynet.com>

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Why should smart people get all the money? See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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22 September 2000 (USA)  »

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Shiny New Enemies  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Claudia Schiffer was originally cast as Karen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Hillside
Written by David Snell
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
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Such a shame movies like that doesn't get the release they deserve
1 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ok, well, this wasn't a masterpiece or a greater work of art. But it sure was a very funny movie. A movie, which, given the right release, could have been a hit. It's a good script, a very hilarious one. The premise is nothing new. Just the story of a normal guy who, agains't his own will, get thrown into a bunch of impossible situations. I'll give this movie a 7. A perfect movie to watch with a bunch of friends. The only problem is finding it.


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