Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 32
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 25
Tired formula; unfunny.
Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 7
Tired formula; unfunny.
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 19,935
Pat Proft directed this satire on The Fugitive with a plot parody of the 1993 Harrison Ford movie, which in turn was inspired by the 1963-67 ABC television series with David Janssen. Violinist Ryan Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) romances the wife (Kelly Le Brock) of his benefactor (Michael York), a man murdered by mercenaries. Naturally, Ryan gets blamed. Headed for Death Row, he's on a bus involved in a train accident and escapes in order to locate the real killer -- a one-armed, one-legged,
Aug 21, 1998 Wide
Dec 22, 1998
Warner Home Video
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The best gags pop up in the closing credits, which should tell you something about what precedes the finale.
Even the audience at the free promotional screening was hard-pressed to find many genuine laughs in this purportedly comic abomination.
There's something tired and rotten about this Fugitive send-up right from the start.
An understandably tired-looking Leslie Nielsen should seriously consider retirement from this tired genre.
If and when you go see it, don't go in with an expectation of seeing something cinematically superior, but do expect a good time.
The rest of the cast doesn't look like it's having nearly as much fun as Nielsen is, but they are all exceedingly game and that's all that matters in these movies.
When a film critic starts throwing popcorn at the movie screen, something has to be wrong.
An entertaining burlesque of The Fugitive. Sit down (watch out for that whoopee cushion!) and enjoy the latest Hollywood sendup of films immemorial.
No one will remember Wrongfully Accused in a year, but...Nielsen has assured himself a place in comic history.
No, Wrongfully Accused is not fall-down funny, but it offers some riotous moments.
Audience Reviews for Wrongfully Accused
- Ryan Harrison: Your dog has a surprised look on his face.
- Lauren Goodhue: That's because you are looking at his butt.
- Ryan Harrison: Then he probably won't like that treat I just fed him.
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