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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ryan Harrison
... Lieutenant Fergus Falls
... Lauren Goodhue (as Kelly Le Brock)
... Cass Lake
... Hibbing Goodhue
... Doctor Fridley
... Sean Laughrea
Leslie Jones ... Sergeant Tina Bagley
... Sergeant Orono (as Ben Ratner)
... Sir Robert McKintyre
... Sergeant McMacDonald
... John Walsh
Maury Hannigan ... Commissioner Hannigan
Chick Hearn ... Basketball Announcer
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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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acusado sin razón  »

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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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1.33 : 1
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Leslie Nielsen actually appeared in a few episodes of the TV series The Fugitive (1963), which, of course, inspired the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive (1993), which this film parodies. See more »

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Ryan is driving by a corn stand on a rainy day. A second later he's driving down a dusty road. See more »

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Cass Lake: Cass Lake.
Ryan Harrison: No, Ryan Harrison. You're mixing me up with some woman.
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Scotland The Brave
Traditional tune, lyrics by Clifford Hanley
Arranged by D. Smith
Published by Grian Music
Performed by the Lothian & Borders Police Pipe Band
From the Album "The Music and Song of Scotland"
(P)1989 Greentrax Recordings
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A Leslie Nielsen Classic
1 January 2006 | by See 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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