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The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 25 October 2002 (USA)
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A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director:

Jonathan Demme

Writers:

Peter Stone (based on the motion picture "Charade" screenplay by), Jonathan Demme (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olga Sékulic Olga Sékulic ... Junior Military Officer
Stephen Dillane ... Charlie
Françoise Bertin Françoise Bertin ... Woman on Train
Thandie Newton ... Regina Lambert
Cassius Kumar Wilkinson Cassius Kumar Wilkinson ... Hercules
Sakina Jaffrey ... Sylvia
Mark Wahlberg ... Lewis Bartholamew
Christine Boisson ... Commandant Dominique
Simon Abkarian ... Lieutenant Dessalines
Christophe Salengro Christophe Salengro ... Morgue Attendant
Philippe Fretun Philippe Fretun ... Evidence Handler
Loeïza Jacq Loeïza Jacq ... Evidence Handler
Joong-Hoon Park ... Il-Sang Lee
LisaGay Hamilton ... Lola Jansco
Ted Levine ... Emil Zadapec
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Storyline

A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his, and he wants it back, seemingly convinced that she's hiding the cash. Meanwhile, more people end up dead... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | French | Arabic

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La verdad sobre Charlie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,270,290, 27 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,350,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,093,284
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jonathan Demme cast Joong-Hoon Park after seeing his performance in Nowhere to Hide (1999). See more »

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After Regina is attacked by Zadapec in the elevator and Joshua pulls him off her, he tells her to take the elevator up and you see the elevator start going up. However, the next camera shot from her view is with the elevator going down. See more »

Quotes

Lewis Bartholomew: I want to make it perfectly clear that even if we wanted to, which we don't, we couldn't force you to do it. Your decision must be entirely your own, Mrs. Lake.
Regina Lambert: What decision?
Lewis Bartholomew: To work with us.
Regina Lambert: If you think I'm getting mixed up in this, you're absolutely bonkers.
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Crazy Credits

Just as the reference for Francois Truffaut's "Tirez sur le Pianiste" is shown, a shot of Truffaut's grave is inserted. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release in includes several deleted scenes totaling to about eleven minutes. Among them are more of the visit with the Commandant, Regina mistaking a flirtatious man for Joshua, the opening of the mysterious package, and a flashback when Il-Sang, Emil, and Lola are in the army and Emil is playing bluegrass on his guitar. See more »

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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Secretariat (2010) See more »

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Brimful of Asha
Written by Tjinder Singh
Performed by Cornershop
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./Wiiija
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Its Rubbish That's The Truth About It
23 December 2005 | by greene515See all my reviews

'The Truth About Charlie' Is a wholly unnecessary re-take of the Stanley Donen Classic Charade. Mark Wahlberg,is no Cary Grant. Thandie Newton, looks as if she walked In to the wrong production, Tim Robbins, appears as a US embassy official who phones in his performance. The only interesting thing about this waste of celluloid is the Parisian locations. It's a rather tedious film that goes to show.if it ain't broke don't fix it. I managed to see this flick on its brief run, it vanished in the space of a week, i wonder why. One word of advice rent or buy the superb original Charade Cary Grant Audery Hepburn, Iam sure Cary Grant would turn in his grave! This one should be filed under unnecessary remakes.


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