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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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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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1990s | cleveland | ohio | killer | police | See All (88) »

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A fugitive in his own mind.

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Comedy | Thriller

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Trivia

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Quotes

Nelson Hibbert: Something happened to me back there with that gun pointed to my head. I had... um... I had a uh...
Lynn Holden: An epiphany?
Nelson Hibbert: No, no. It was more like a realization but on a grand scale...
Lynn Holden: An epiphany!
Nelson Hibbert: No, it had like religious proportions to it...
Lynn Holden: You're describing an epiphany...
Nelson Hibbert: But whatever it was, it made me realize how shallow my life has been...
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Gangster Girl
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Very funny film
19 July 2004 | by rottenaddictSee all my reviews

Yes this film looks like it will be yet another terrible "dumb and dumber" type film but it really is rather well scripted and ...well down right funny. I am a huge Kids In The Hall fan but we got to see a few episodes of their series over here in the UK and that was it, i bought Brain Candy whilst in New York and and managed to tape a few of the KITH shows when they aired briefly over here in the mid 90's. I have searched for The Wrong Guy but it isn't available over here (like anything KITH related) but the BBC happned to show The Wrong Guy a couple of days ago and i laughed from the start to the end. It is s very simple idea for a film but it is made up of great little comedy moments that keep you laughing, even as a KITH fan i didn't expect it to be as funny as it was. Dave Foley really showed how great he can be as a writer and actor and how a simple idea can turn into something rather special, and that is what this film is SPECIAL. Watch this film if you get the chance and ..... start showing the KITH in the UK again or at least make the series available over here. 7 out of 10 Rotten Addict


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Language:

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Release Date:

1 August 1997 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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