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Release Date: July 26th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2002

R|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Following a successful prison break, two thieves, Finch (Christian Slater), who is skilled in the art of forgery and fraud, and Micah (Richard Dreyfuss), a jewel thief, set out to recover diamonds acquired in a heist some twenty years earlier. After arranging new identities they are thrust into a life-threatening situation when the Mob mistakes Finch for murdered journalist, Cletis Tout.

Cast: Christian Slater, Tim Allen, Portia de Rossi, Richard Dreyfuss, Billy Connolly, Peter MacNeill, Elias Zarou, Richard Chevolleau

Director: Chris Ver Wiel

Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Production Co: Nichol Moon Films, Fireworks Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Underdog, Police officer, Prison, Madcap, 2000s, Bar, Hilarious, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's almost worth the price of admission to see Allen paying homage to "Singin' in the Rain" in the final sequence. Almost. show more

  • There was a lot I liked in Cletis Tout, including the performances and the very audacity of details like the magic tricks and the carrier pigeons. But it seemed a shame that the writer and director, Chris Ver Wiel, took a perfectly sound story idea and complicated it into an exercise in style. Less is more. show more

  • Harmless, mildly enjoyable. show more

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