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Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)

Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

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Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

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diamond | heist | independent film | See All (3) »

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Getting the alias was half the battle. Surviving it is the other.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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21 December 2001 (Spain)  »

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Baklövészet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$64,867 (USA) (26 July 2002)

Gross:

$252,227 (USA) (11 October 2002)
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Trivia

Sarah Michelle Gellar was offered the Portia de Rossi role, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

Tess is not wearing gloves when she fires the rifle, and she abandons it on the rooftop in plain sight. Since she was, by her own admission, a child raised by the Foster Care system, her fingerprints would be on record. A police investigation would arrest her in no time at all. See more »

Quotes

Rowdy Virago: You two cheesedicks couldn't improvise a fart after eating a three bean salad.
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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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Too self-conscious, but a good story
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that uses one of those "clever" dirty tricks that the writer ought to have avoided: It's analyzing itself so tightly that, according to its own analysis, it is necessarily a masterpiece. It's blowing its own trumpet. It's too self-aware. And the pity is that it doesn't need it. It starts out slow, but it's actually a very good story, which should have been allowed to run its course *au naturel*, without the over-analytical commentary by Critical Jim. This, for me, is the main reason why this movie fails to garner more than a 6 out of 10.

Another reason is, as I said, it starts out too slow. It takes too long to get into high gear. It has too little to engage the viewer. For half the movie, the only thing that makes you want to spend your time on it is Portia de Rossi's prettiness. To be a really good movie, it needed to have had a number of more attractive elements, be they pretty women or interesting plot turns.


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