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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

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A sweet treat for film lovers....and fans of "Pulp Fiction" fantaises in particular.

Minor but most enjoyable matinee fodder which is notable for giving tailor made opportunities to an eclectic cast of "names" who have all been unfortunatley ill used by recent vehicals. Tim Allen seems to relish toning down the roguish chortle (the trailer of "S. C. II" points to a huge potential comeback....and an even huger potential for further typecasting). This was his freshest performance in years....and Christian Slater's charming work prooves just how much warmth and wit do lie untapped underneath the lethargic mannerisms....and make appearances in unworthy megaduds like "Windtalkers" even more sad. Richard Dreyfuss has a much smaller role....(thank heavens) but even he seems a bit more vital and less hammy than he has been of late (except in the unjustly overlooked gem "Tripendorff's Tribe" in which he was hysterical...at least on Cinemax. The love it or hate it factor here is bound to be the playful and very deliberate swipes at Tarantino which seem to be this scripts main reason for existence. Even though I loved "Fiction" (and hated "Gump") I can still appreciate the cheekiness of stealing the diffuse plot structure, toning down the bloodletting and bad words, and injecting two very refreshing elements....a nice sense of humanity and an obviously genuine affection for the art of cinema...anyone who is open to either of those qualities should find much to enjoy in this nice little film.


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