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Wrongfully Accused of being a comedy worthy of Leslie Nielsen's involvement, this misbegotten spoof might have fewer laughs than the straight-faced thriller that inspired it. Read critic reviews

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Art patron Hibbing Goodhue (Michael York) is murdered, and an accident-prone concert violinist, Ryan Harrison (Leslie Nielsen), is arrested as the main suspect. Harrison didn't do it, but he's convicted of the crime. He's on the bus that will take him to prison, but he manages to escape after a traffic accident. On the run, Harrison tries to clear his name by seeking out the real killer, while the police, led by Lt. Fergus Falls (Richard Crenna), hunt him down.

Cast & Crew

Leslie Nielsen
Ryan Harrison
Richard Crenna
Lt. Fergus Falls
Kelly LeBrock
Lauren Goodhue
Michael York
Hibbing Goodhue
Aaron Pearl
Sean Laughrea
Leslie Jones
Sgt. Tina Bagley
Ben Ratner
Sgt. Orono
Pat Proft
Director
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Martin Moszkowicz
Executive Producer
Robert L. Rosen
Executive Producer
David Bergeaud
Original Music
Glen MacPherson
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Critic Reviews for Wrongfully Accused

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  • Jun 14, 2020
    Leslie Nielson is the only reason you'll be viewing this film. Pat Proft has been a writer of these slapstick films and I had been interested to see Wrongfully Accused again. Sadly Wrongfully Accused lacks the skills of Zucker and Abrahams. The film attempts a joke every minute and the success of these varies. The overall storyline can't withstand the length and the rapid succession of attempted jokes will test your patience. Nielson is great in the role and he clearly had the talent for these satire films. Proft staged the film quite well but not having a filmmaker to push the storyline, it's obvious the jokes were excessive. I enjoyed this film when it was first released but it isn't a great film and the jokes will mainly appeal to the easily pleased. 14/06/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2010
    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
  • Sep 09, 2009
    Simlpe a very bad film boring just waste of time
    Arianeta L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2009
    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, one-eyed man. Tracking Ryan is Lt. Fergus Falls (Richard Crenna). Other movies lampooned here include Titanic, Clear and Present Danger, Chinatown, Mission Impossible, and North by Northwest.
    Martin D Super Reviewer

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