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Wrongfully Accused (1998)



Critic Consensus: Tired formula; unfunny.

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Somewhere in the naked city lurks a one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed man responsible for the murder for which Ryan Harrison has been wrongfully accused. To find him, all Ryan needs is a clue.more
Rating: PG-13 (For sex-related humor and language.)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Pat Proft
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 22, 1998
Warner Bros. Pictures

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Leslie Nielsen
as Ryan Harrison
Richard Crenna
as Fergus Falls
Kelly LeBrock
as Lauren Goodhue
Sandra Bernhard
as Dr. Fridley
Michael York
as Hibbing Goodhue
Melinda McGraw
as Cass Lake
Aaron Pearl
as Sean Laughrea
Leslie Jones
as Sgt. Tina Bagley
Ben Ratner
as Sgt. Orono
Gerard Plunkett
as Sir Robert McKintyre
Duncan Fraser
as Sgt. MacMcDonald
Maury Hannigan
as Commissioner Hanniga...
Chick Hearn
as Basketball Announcer
Brian Arnold
as Dan Clellan
John Walsh
as John Walsh
Guy Bews
as Security Guard No. 1
Mary Black
as Woman with IV
Michael S. Bolton
as TV Stage Manager
Jacques Bourassa
as Teenager With Backpa...
Ken Boyd
as Usher
Alexander Boynton
as Security Guard No. 2
Johnathon Bruce
as Hospital Janitor
Rick Burgess
as Prisoner
as Bus Convict
Brian Cochrane
as Cop No. 1
Arthur Corber
as Percussionist
Rick Cross
as Ben Hur Oarsman
Cory Dagg
as Reporter No. 3
Rob Daprocida
as Security Guard No. 1
Thea Nielsen Disney
as Party Guest No. 2
Mark Fox
as Butcher
Mark Francis
as Abe Lincoln
Calvin Guo
as Japanese Gardener
Michelle Hart
as Reporter No. 2
Ellie Harvie
as Ruth the News Anchor
Noah Heney
as Parking Attendant
Ingrid Henningsen
as Party Guest Out of F...
Derek Hurst
as Patient with Liquid ...
Maura Nielsen Kaplan
as Party Guest No. 1
Ellen Kennedy
as Bow in the Eye Music...
P.J. Lespance
as Yo-Yo Double
Wallace Leung
as Conductor
Bev Martin
as Mary Lincoln
Mina E. Mina
as Arab Diplomat
Kanlayaporn Neelapha...
as Party Guest No. 3
Barbaree Earl
as Fainting Pedestrian
Robin Nielsen
as Party Waiter
Jason Payn
as Wanted Poster Boy
Charles Paymer
as Paramedic No. 1
David Priestly
as Paramedic
Pat Proft
as Window Technician
Marco Roy
as Paramedic No. 2
Patty Sachs
as Waitress at Crash Si...
Yoko Sakai
as Reporter No. 1
Bill Tarling
as Bus Convict
Ingrid Tesch
as Reporter No. 4
French Tickner
as Doctor in ICU
Kenneth 'Brother' Vi...
as Detective Van Adir
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Critic Reviews for Wrongfully Accused

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (7)

The best gags pop up in the closing credits, which should tell you something about what precedes the finale.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Top Critic

Even the audience at the free promotional screening was hard-pressed to find many genuine laughs in this purportedly comic abomination.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Beyond stupid.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Unfortunately, most of the jokes just aren't very funny.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

A mind- numbingly awful motion picture that has a better chance of making a viewer physically ill than of provoking a genuine laugh.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

There's something tired and rotten about this Fugitive send-up right from the start.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Wrongfully Accused

With the recent passing of comedy legend Leslie Nielsen, I felt it a high time to honor his memory by revisiting some of his movies. Starting off with Wrongfully Accused, I was yet again reminded of the brilliance he brought to his every performance. Always spot-on and with perfect dead-pan delivery. This may not be one of his best films, but it's a lot funnier than the critics have made it out to be. Yes, many of the jokes miss the mark, but Nielsen more than makes up for all of that. The gags come at you at super-sonic speed and you never know what's next around the corner. An entertaining cocktail of slap-stick and pure wittyness. So don't let the bad ratings scare you off. Because altough falling short of comedy gold, it's still a helluva lot better than the spoof movies they make nowadays.

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen. Thank you for all the great laughs that you gave to the world. You will always be remembered as one of the great kings of comedy.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

I didn't like "The Fugitive", and I liked this movie even less.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


If you're looking for a cerebral workout, then you are in the wrong place but since "The Fugitive" is one of my all-time favorite movies, this one was fun and enjoyable for me to watch. The movie was laugh-out-loud funny with tons of sexual innuendos. Spoofing The Fugitive, Leslie Nielsen takes us on a wild ride that combines Mission Impossible, Braveheart and The Titantic and has enough quick, witty gags to make you split your sides. All in all, if you haven't seen this movie before, see it soon.

Deb S

Super Reviewer

Wrongfully Accused Quotes

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.
– Submitted by Jennifer R (2 years ago)

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