Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  21 December 2001 (Spain)
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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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Detective Tripp (as Peter MacNeil)
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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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Plot Keywords:

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


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


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 December 2001 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Baklövészet  »

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


During the father-daughter train ride to hide the box (set in the 1970s), the two locomotives shown are in CSX paint. The railroad CSX was not formed until July 1, 1986 as a renaming of the Seaboard System Railroad and Chessie System into one entity. CSX never had passenger service. See more »


Rowdy Virago: You two cheesedicks couldn't improvise a fart after eating a three bean salad.
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pleasantly spent time
2 June 2003 | by (estonia, tartu) – See all my reviews


I'll skip the plot outline part and go right ahead to the comments.

This movie reminded me a bit "The Usual Suspects". Not that the movie has the same plot or it tries to copy "The Usual Suspects", but it had a similar vibe - how the story unwraps itself and goes together. Not that the end was surprising or spectacular, but how smoothly everything is running.

The actors are all good. None of them disappoint or annoy. If you can manage to take them out from their usual roles i.e Portia de Rossi as an Sub-Zero Nell in Ally McBeal and Tim Allen as Santa Claus etc, then you might even have a pleasant surprise. Supporting cast is believable, even the bad guys.

This movie is not for people who love bloody action, laughing your head off or deep plots. It's an easy movie for an easy watching. When you feel that watching Anderson's "Magnolia" is will be too tiring or "Road Trip" just too stupid, then go for "Who is Cletis Tout?". The best way is to watch this movie without and special expectations or prejudices. This way you have nothing to disappoint in.

If you take this movie as just a movie then most likely you will like it. I think it is worth seeing and worth spending your 1,5 hours on it.

My rating: 7/10.

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