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Chain of Fools (2000)

Salma Hayek plays an avid detective assigned to the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.

Directors:

Pontus Löwenhielm (as Traktor), Patrick von Krusenstjerna (as Traktor)

Writer:

Bix Skahill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Kresk
Salma Hayek ... Kolko
Jeff Goldblum ... Avnet
Elijah Wood ... Mikey
David Cross ... Andy
Tom Wilkinson ... Bollingsworth
Orlando Jones ... Miss Cocoa
Kevin Corrigan ... Paulie
David Hyde Pierce ... Mr. Kerner
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Karen
John Cassini ... Henchman
Michael Rapaport ... Hitman
Myndy Crist ... Jeannie
Craig Ferguson ... Melander Stevens
Devin Douglas Drewitz ... Scottie (as Devin Drewitz)
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Storyline

"Chain of Fools" is a heist comedy-romance about a hapless barber whose life takes a turn for the worse when he ends up in possession of a stolen treasure of ancient coins (the "Shiny New Enemies") and simultaneously falls on the wrong side of the law and in love with the detective investigating the crime. Written by Joanna Waddell <cyln@sprynet.com>

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Taglines:

Why should smart people get all the money? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shiny New Enemies See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Claudia Schiffer was originally cast as Karen. See more »

Goofs

When Mikey (Elijah Wood) is about to shoot Bollingsworth (Tom Wilkinson), he points a Walther P99 pistol at him. The pistol is, however, not cocked as revealed by the absence of the bright red "cocked" indicator below the rear sights. This would make it impossible for the weapon to fire. (This may have been an intentional precaution by the filmmakers as the weapon has no safety switch.) See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Who are you?
Hitman: I'm the Hitman, who are you?
Mickey: I'm the hitman.
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Soundtracks

Metaphysical
Written by Sumack
Performed by Sumack
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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Inside joke
31 December 2007 | by gui-14See all my reviews

Robert Bollingsworth's dying words are "Where is the moose?" (or, possibly, "When will the moose come?"), which must be an inside joke for the Swedish audience from the two (Swedish) directors. Supposedly, the elderly Swedish king, Gustav V, (the present king's great grandfather) once fell asleep in church during a lengthy sermon. Suddenly, the king awoke, and believing he was on a moose hunt, he asked aloud "När kommer älgen?", which literally translates into "When does the moose come?". The phrase has been used e.g., by the Swedish comedians "Hasse & Tage", Hans Alfredsson and Tage Danielsson, in one of their stage productions, where Tage Danielsson played Gustav V.


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