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.

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writers:

Peter Stone (based on the motion picture "Charade" screenplay by), Jonathan Demme (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olga Sékulic Olga Sékulic ... Junior Military Officer
Stephen Dillane ... Charlie
Françoise Bertin Françoise Bertin ... Woman on Train
Thandiwe Newton ... Regina Lambert (as Thandie Newton)
Cassius Kumar Wilkinson Cassius Kumar Wilkinson ... Hercules
Sakina Jaffrey ... Sylvia
Mark Wahlberg ... Lewis Bartholamew
Christine Boisson ... Commandant Dominique
Simon Abkarian ... Lieutenant Dessalines
Christophe Salengro Christophe Salengro ... Morgue Attendant
Philippe Fretun Philippe Fretun ... Evidence Handler
Loeïza Jacq Loeïza Jacq ... Evidence Handler
Joong-Hoon Park ... Il-Sang Lee
LisaGay Hamilton ... Lola Jansco
Ted Levine ... Emil Zadapec
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joong-Hoon Park's first Hollywood major studio movie. See more »

Goofs

After Regina is attacked by Zadapec in the elevator and Joshua pulls him off her, he tells her to take the elevator up and you see the elevator start going up. However, the next camera shot from her view is with the elevator going down. See more »

Quotes

Regina Lambert: It's Regina, you know. Nobody calls me Reggie.
Joshua Peters: Nobody at all, huh?
Regina Lambert: Not til now, anyway.
Joshua Peters: [smiles] Good.
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Crazy Credits

Just as the reference for Francois Truffaut's "Tirez sur le Pianiste" is shown, a shot of Truffaut's grave is inserted. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release in includes several deleted scenes totaling to about eleven minutes. Among them are more of the visit with the Commandant, Regina mistaking a flirtatious man for Joshua, the opening of the mysterious package, and a flashback when Il-Sang, Emil, and Lola are in the army and Emil is playing bluegrass on his guitar. See more »

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Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Zitherbell
Written by Natacha Atlas and Andrew Cronshaw
Performed by Natacha Atlas
Courtesy of Mantra Recordings/Beggars Banquet
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Nice and easy.
28 October 2002 | by mmennenSee all my reviews

These comments are geared toward the featured comment. It seemed to me that the characters falsely presenting themselves were directed to be obvious they were pretending to be someone they weren't reaching back to that old-school style of acting and further exposing the clueless, trusting innocence of Thandie Newton's character. So it wasn't 'bad acting' as you termed it. Thandie was good and so were the other genuine characters. And it was obvious to me beforehand how the movie would end so I wasn't looking for any depth or suspense but for the way the director chose to unfold the plot. And it was cool. Something nice and easy to watch. I was entertained.


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | French | Arabic

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Truth About Charlie See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,270,290, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$5,350,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,093,284
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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