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The Wrong Man (1993)

US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim McBride

Writers:

Roy Carlson (story), Michael Thoma (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosanna Arquette ... Missy / Wife
Kevin Anderson ... Alex
John Lithgow ... Phillip / Husband
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Captain Diaz
Ernesto Laguardia ... Detective Ortega
Robert Harper ... Felix Crawley
Dolores Heredia ... Rosita
José Escandón José Escandón ... Balneario Clerk
Álvaro Carcaño ... Bus Driver
Ted Swanson Ted Swanson ... First Mate
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... Bartender
Gerardo Zepeda ... Night Clerk
Pedro Altamirano Pedro Altamirano ... Motorcycle Cop
Anilú Pardo Anilú Pardo ... Woman Mourner
Alejandro Bracho Alejandro Bracho ... Lieutenant
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Storyline

US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip Mills (John Lithgow) and young sexy, frustated wife Missy (Rosanna Arquette). The three develop a curiously inter-dependent relationship. Meanwhile, Police Captain Diaz and Detective Ortega are closing in and the plot circle is closed at Tapachula rail station amidst a stack of mistakes and wrong decisions. Written by Prof Robin Marshall <robin@m2.ph.man.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Romance | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Missy Mills: [talking to Alex] We're a funny pair, aren't we? I can't go forward, and you can't go back.
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TELEFONO A LARGA DISTANCIA
Written by Aniceto Diaz
Performed by the Municipal Orchestra of Veracruz
Published by Peer International Corporation
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A simple story with brilliant characters
27 March 1999 | by Yves-20See all my reviews

The story is basically very simple: innocent man runs away from police who suspect him from murder. The makers of this movie chose not to create another hide and seek movie. Instead, their attention went to the characters, and not only of the protagonists. John Lithgow is brilliant as tha loudmouth doing 'monkey business', Kevin Anderson is great as the introvert suspect and Rosanna Arquette is lovely to watch as the sensual Missy. If look close, you'll notice that also the characters of the Mexican policemen have been drawn nicely. A movie for those who like to watch better movies only.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminhos Errados See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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