The story centers on a small-town Sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping, and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be F.B.I. Agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago, but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her.Written by
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Stars and Stripes
Written by John Philip Sousa & George Wilson
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Slight of fat
This is one of those slight-of-hand smart comedies, which explains why its target audience hated it so much. A bit too intellectual for them.
A lot of the stuff involves dumb gags, silly (and easily seen over-the-top) stereotypes, and the acting is not going to win any awards for comedy or otherwise. But it is all wound up into an enjoyable story and directed well enough that even Eric Roberts is able to handle his role. It also has enough complexity and subtlety to keep it interesting (provided you're able to make it through the first 10 minutes, which really is bad, but does still tie into the story).
Maybe the problem is that the target audience can't handle the memory required to get past the first 10 minutes.
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