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Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)

Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

Director:

Chris Ver Wiel

Writer:

Chris Ver Wiel (as Chris Verwiel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Trevor Allen Finch
Tim Allen ... Critical Jim
Portia de Rossi ... Tess Tobias
Richard Dreyfuss ... Micah Tobias
Billy Connolly ... Dr. Mike Savian
Peter MacNeill ... Detective Tripp (as Peter MacNeil)
Bill MacDonald Bill MacDonald ... Detective Delaney
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ... Detective Horst
Elias Zarou ... Detective Rafferty
RuPaul ... Ginger Markum
Joseph Scoren ... Rowdy Virago
Eugene Lipinski ... Falco
Shawn Doyle ... Crow Gollotti
Louis Di Bianco ... Nimble
Tony Nappo ... Fife
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Storyline

Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

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Plot Keywords:

diamond | heist | independent film | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Getting the alias was half the battle. Surviving it is the other.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Baklövészet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,867, 28 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252,227, 13 October 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Kay Tremblay. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Tripp learns about Finch's true identity and looks at his fake passport, one of the dates on it is 29 FEB 95. There was no 29th of February in 1995. See more »

Quotes

Rowdy Virago: You two cheesedicks couldn't improvise a fart after eating a three bean salad.
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Connections

References Heaven Can Wait (1978) See more »

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Why have people not seen this movie
12 August 2005 | by the_crockSee all my reviews

I have avoided this movie since the day it came out, firstly it had Tim Allen in it, second that poster looked hideous and thirdly it was an ensemble piece. It just looked stupid, I had heard it was good, but the name, the poster and the Tim Allen thing all made me walk past this movie over and over again in the video store. So finally I get it out, and from the two mafia guys talking about deliverance right through till the end I love this movie.

This is a movie about movie clichés, but it tells the story in such a way that you could watch even more clichés and still enjoy it. Slater was good, not true romance good, but good, Connolly is great, but the man who steals the shop is Allen who is the funniest hit-man since Grosse Point Blank (Aykroyd or Cusack). And not only is Allen funny, but he holds the movie together in what is by far the toughest role.

I cannot believe more people have not seen this movie. This is a cult classic all about films, I think every movie junkie out there should see this movie right now. I don't know why the director isn't getting work after this (other than its failure to make any money), but I urge any future directors to look this man up and give him some cash.

If you're reading this review, ignore this movie no further.


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