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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.

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Olga Sékulic ...
Junior Military Officer
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Françoise Bertin ...
Woman on Train
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Cassius Kumar Wilkinson ...
Hercules
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Christophe Salengro ...
Morgue Attendant
Philippe Fretun ...
Evidence Handler
Loeïza Jacq ...
Evidence Handler
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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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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
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25 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La verdad sobre Charlie  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When in the restaurant, Regina and "Alex" kiss, her head is tilted to her right and his to his right, a split second later, her head is tilted to her left and his to his left, they did not have enough time to change. See more »

Quotes

Joshua Peters: Excuse me, does this belong to you?
Sylvia: Now what's he gone and done?
Joshua Peters: Well, he was creating a fairly sophisticated surveillance system behind the ladies' cabana.
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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 »

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Remake of Charade (1963) See more »

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Hey Natty
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Written by Marty Kornblum, Tom Desisto
Performed by Backward Dog
Courtesy of Scratch Records
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There Was No Point In Making This
2 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was strange. I had no idea what this film was about as it was a free loan and I just put in the machine, not even reading the back of the box. Well, obviously it didn't take long to figure out this was a re-make of the famous 1963 film "Charade."

It's not really bad on it's own but if you've watched and admired Charade a half dozen times as I have, this film isn't even close measuring up. Mark Wahlberg is no Cary Grant; Thandie Newton is no Audry Hepburn and Tim Robbins in no Walter Matthau.

Why settle for second-rate after having first-rate? I mean, why even bother? It's not like you are updating some old black-and-white movie to accommodate today's crowd which won't look at B&W. The original still looks good (on the Criterion DVD).


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