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Wrongfully Accused (1998)

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Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

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Pat Proft

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Ryan Harrison
Richard Crenna ... Lieutenant Fergus Falls
Kelly LeBrock ... Lauren Goodhue (as Kelly Le Brock)
Melinda McGraw ... Cass Lake
Michael York ... Hibbing Goodhue
Sandra Bernhard ... Doctor Fridley
Aaron Pearl ... Sean Laughrea
Leslie Jones Leslie Jones ... Sergeant Tina Bagley
Benjamin Ratner ... Sergeant Orono (as Ben Ratner)
Gerard Plunkett ... Sir Robert McKintyre
Duncan Fraser ... Sergeant McMacDonald
John Walsh ... John Walsh
Maury Hannigan Maury Hannigan ... Commissioner Hannigan
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn ... Basketball Announcer
Lamb Chop Lamb Chop ... Herself
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Storyline

Ryan Harrison, a violin god, superstar and sex symbol does not want to cheat on sexy Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. Shortly after that Mr. Goodhue is found murdered and Ryan suddenly finds himself being the main suspect. After being sentenced to death he manages to flee while being transferred to his execution site. Now, all the world is after him as he stumbles from one unfortunate incident to the next in order to find the real murderer. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acusado sin razón See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 2,671,907 (Germany), 26 July 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,504,630, 23 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,623,329
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Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Most of the character names are the names of cities in Minnesota. Writer Pat Proft is from Minnesota. See more »

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A Leslie Nielsen Classic
1 January 2006 | by Drake_ClawfangSee all my reviews

It stars Leslie Nielsen. what more do you need to know? It's true, Nielsen has built a career out of movies like this. He plays Ryan Harrison, the dashing, although somewhat clueless hero who somehow romances a woman half his age, tracks down a 1-armed, 1-legged, 1-eyed man, and saves a UN Member. He does so through trial and error, questionable flashbacks, smart-alec quips and oddly phrased metaphors. And somehow does it in what seems to be 2 days! In the good tradition of the parody, nothing is sacred to this movie. Although it is mostly a spoof of The Fugitive, every movie gets the blade here. Braveheart, Titanic, Mission Impossible, Field of Dreams, it all gets the Nielsen treatment. And just movies, but pop culture too! Car alarms, ER, bras, basketball commentary, and Alfred Hitchock all get their dues. Even the adorable puppet Lambchop can be heard chanting 'Riot, riot, riot!' in a scene.

Simply put, any Leslie Nielsen fan will love this. If you hated his previous movies, you won't like this one. It's a rehash of the classic parody formula, a formula that has withstood the test and still stands up. And of course the clueless Nielsen doesn't fail to disappoint. Running from a model airplane, wearing a meat factory coat to impersonate a doctor, using a long wooden stick to deactivate his bear-trap car alarm, and playing a violin with his teeth...He does it all! Leslie Nielsen is without a clue, without a hope, and he's been Wrongfully Accused!


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