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The Wrong Guy (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 1 August 1997 (Canada)
After his boss is murdered, Nelson is on the run for fear of prosecution. He hides out in a small town to avoid the police, which should be easy because they know he didn't do it and they aren't looking for him.

Director:

David Steinberg

Writers:

Dave Foley, David Anthony Higgins (as David Higgins) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Foley ... Nelson Hibbert
David Anthony Higgins ... Det. Arlen
Jennifer Tilly ... Lynn Holden
Joe Flaherty ... Fred Holden
Dan Redican ... Ken Daly
Alan Scarfe ... Farmer Brown
Kenneth Welsh ... Mr. Nagel
Enrico Colantoni ... Creepy Guy
Colm Feore ... The Killer
Arnie Achtman Arnie Achtman ... Bus Station Worker
Boyd Banks ... Gas Station Guy
Johanna Black ... Cindy
Valerie Boyce Valerie Boyce ... Manicurist
Alan Bridle Alan Bridle ... Juddidah
Dana Brooks ... Nagel's Secretary
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Storyline

In Cleveland, the histrionic and clumsy executive Nelson Hibbert expects to be promoted to president of the Nigel Industries since he is engaged to the owner's daughter. However, his future father-in-law Mr. Nagel chooses the executive Ken Daly for the position, and Nelson threatens him in front of the board of directors. Later he decides to pay a visit to Mr. Nagel but finds him dead with a knife in his neck. Nelson removes the knife and is covered of blood, becoming hysterical and leaving the office assuming that he is the prime suspect. However, the surveillance cameras disclose the identity of the killer, and while Nelson escapes to Metcaf believing that he is chased by the police, the killer is pursued by the police and tries to eliminate Nelson believing that he is a "super-cop" on his trail. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

A fugitive in his own mind.

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A lúzer See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dave Foley planned to direct the movie, but had to step down when his role on NewsRadio (1995) kept him busy. See more »

Quotes

The Killer: [holding Nelson hostage while talking to police] All right, here's what I want: a million dollars in cash, safe passage across the border...
Nelson Hibbert: ...And a helicopter.
The Killer: And a helicopter! Wait!
[to Nelson]
The Killer: Why?
Nelson Hibbert: I always wanted to ride in a helicopter.
Det. Arlen: Your helicopter is on it's way.
The Killer: I don't want a helicopter!
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Connections

Spoofs Saboteur (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Gangster Girl
by Barenaked Ladies
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So funny it HURTS!
23 May 2003 | by jagaleighSee all my reviews

I have no idea how I made it so long without seeing this movie. I passed it on the video store shelf for years. WHAT A MISTAKE! This movie is so funny it hurts. I actually cried through some of the scenes, it was so hilarious. I found myself rewinding parts and having to stop the movie so I could get control of myself. If you are in the mood for belly laughter and watching a silly/corny/crazy/wonderful comedy, then The Wrong Guy is perfect!


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