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The Third Wheel (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 2002 (Italy)
A man accidentally hits a homeless person with his car and then can't seem to get rid of him the rest of the night.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stanley
... Diana Evans
... Phil
... Michael
... Mitch
... Nancy
... Marilyn
... Speaker
... Tee
... Glen Federman
... Co-Worker
... Neal
... Clerk
... Rose Lady
Blas Lorenzo ... Waiter
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The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his Taurus and his planned night turns upside down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The only thing Stanley & Michael didn't plan on for the perfect date was...Phil. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/dialogue and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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During the closing credits when the cast is dancing to the Young MC hit, "Bust a Move," a person in a giant panda suit wanders through the scene. He reappears a couple of times, with a smoke machine. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, when Stanley is leaving Diana's house and decides to turn around and stand up for Diana against Phil, his backup lights do not come on. See more »

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Michael: I always wanted to get my swerve on on my bike!
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Very refreshing!
15 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is truly a hidden gem--watch it and you'll experience a delightful surprise. Anyone who can appreciate the feel-good, enjoyable nature of film will find this to be very refreshing. It deserves to be taken off "the shelves". I'm sad it wasn't released in every theater like these lack-luster blockbusters that get shoved down our throats.

It's charming and witty and fun. It's not ostentatious or over the top, just simple and honest, with a clean plot line and great acting. And if you get hung up on details like "that coin would never break that window for real", then you'll miss it. And it's sad to be so jaded.

Matt Damon's cameo was hilarious! And there many other noticeable stars that contribute their talents. Luke Wilson and Ben Affleck have great on screen chemistry and you can tell by watching that they all must have had great fun making this picture. There are also a number of recognizable locations around Los Angeles depicting the softer side of LA we don't often get to see in films these days.

Rent it for a nice girls night in or a friendly get together. PS. The scene at the end with Ben Affleck and Melissa McCarthy (Sookie from Gilmore Girls) is so funny and definitely worth the $3.00to rent this movie.


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