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Dr. Frank Sangster is a straight-laced dentist who because of one innocent lie, finds his tidy, prosperous life transformed into a comic quagmire of illicit sex, illegal drugs and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly offbeat, bitingly comedic film! Written by Thomas Nudi

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Getting to the root of the problem is like pulling teeth. See more »


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

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$418,098 (USA) (16 November 2001)

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$2,025,238 (USA) (4 January 2002)
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Steve Martin and Scott Caan did not get along during filming, due to Caan's reckless behavior toward a stunt person in a scene in which his character smashes a beer bottle over the head of a man in a bar. See more »

Goofs

When first questioning Dr Sangster, Lance Phelps folds his arms twice in rapid succession between shots, without enough time to unfold them elapsing between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lance Phelps: There's no way that you did it.
Frank: Yeah, I didn't.
Lance Phelps: Yeah, of course not. Because... it's way too obvious. The audience would never believe it.
Frank: What audience?
Lance Phelps: You know. You know. Like if this was a movie.
Frank: This is not a movie, Lance. This is real life.
Lance Phelps: I know that. But do they know that?
Frank: Who?
Lance Phelps: You know. The audience.
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References The Hard Way (1991) See more »

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The Blue Danube
by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos of America by arrangement with Source/Q
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A movie with many twists....in the vein of The Spanish Prisoner
20 August 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

If you are expecting a typical Steve Martin comedy, then don't see this movie. However, if you are looking for a dark comedy with many twists and turns, and with great acting, then this movie is for you. I liken it to The Spanish Prisoner, another fantastic Steve Martin movie that contained many unexpected plot twists. I give this a 10.


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