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The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 25 October 2002 (USA)
A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

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Olga Sékulic ...
Junior Military Officer
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Françoise Bertin ...
Woman on Train
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Cassius Kumar Wilkinson ...
Hercules
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Christophe Salengro ...
Morgue Attendant
Philippe Fretun ...
Evidence Handler
Loeïza Jacq ...
Evidence Handler
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A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his, and he wants it back, seemingly convinced that she's hiding the cash. Meanwhile, more people end up dead... Written by Anonymous

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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25 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La verdad sobre Charlie  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,270,290 (USA) (27 October 2002)

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$5,350,371 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie contains numerous connections to French New Wave films. Reference is made to Shoot the Piano Player (1960) and its star, Charles Aznavour, has a singing role at the end of this movie. Anna Karina, featured in several Jean-Luc Godard films, has a bit part. See more »

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Regina and Joshua take a train from Paris' Gare du Nord station, bound for London's Waterloo station. The rail equipment used carries the blue and white TGV livery, the French high-speed line that runs domestically in several directions from Paris. However, only yellow Eurostar trains run from Gare du Nord through the Channel Tunnel to England. See more »

Quotes

Lewis Bartholomew: We want that money back, Mrs. Lambert.
Regina Lambert: I don't have it.
Lewis Bartholomew: Oh yes, you do. You have it. You just don't know you've got it.
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Just as the reference for Francois Truffaut's "Tirez sur le Pianiste" is shown, a shot of Truffaut's grave is inserted. See more »

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Referenced in The Truth About 'The Truth About Charlie' (2003) See more »

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Mentira
Written by Manu Chao
Performed by Manu Chao
Courtesy of Ark 21 Records/Virgin France, S.A.
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What a Ridiculous Remake of 'Charade' !
26 December 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Cinema is art, therefore is not to be copied. Nobody copies a Picasso or a successful romance, for example. No matter how similar it could be, it would be a copy of an artistic piece without any value. Therefore, remakes of great movies are totally unnecessary. The original 'Charade' was not a masterpiece, but a great movie, with a charming central pair (Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant) and funny situations and dialogues. But this 'The Truth About Charlie' is really ridiculous. Beginning with the choice of the lead actress and actor. Thandie Newton and Mark Wahlberg performing the roles of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant respectively is outrageous. The modifications in the original plot made the delight of 'Charade' be lost. Do not waste your time with this film, rent or buy the original one. By the way, I have a friend who knows by heart many dialogues of the original 'Charade'. Jonathan Demme has not probably paid attention on the wonderful original text, otherwise he would try at least to reproduce some of them. My vote is four.


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