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Title:
Who is Cletis Tout?
Author:
Firestone, Jay.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Finch, a career con, learns he has a price on his head from mob hitman Critical Jim. The reason turns out to be a wacky case of mistaken identity -- Finch has assumed the name of a tabloid sleaze, who it turns out, also has a criminal history of his own. Now Finch has to tell his story (in the form of a movie screenplay) about his cell-mates diamond heist and how after breaking out of prison, Finch and Micah, go about finding the hidden diamonds.
General Note:
[Widescreen version].

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R, for language, some violence and sexuality.
ISBN:
9780792186540
UPC:
097363411147
Format :
DVD

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Standup comedian turned director Chris Ver Weil makes his debut with this wild and woolly romantic comedy cum noir crime thriller. The film centers on Trevor Finch (Christian Slater), a master counterfeiter and career con who learns that he has a price on his head from mob hitman Critical Jim (Tim Allen). The reason turns out to be a wacky case of mistaken identity -- Finch has assumed the name Cletis Tout, a sleazy, long-dead French muckraker with, it turns out, a criminal history himself. Rewind to 1977, when Micah (Richard Dreyfuss) pulls off a massive diamond heist and buries his booty in a field with the help of his young daughter Tess. Five presidential administrations later, Micah and his cellmate Finch bust out of prison, only to learn from the now-grown Tess (Portia de Rossi) that the diamonds are behind the walls of another newly built prison. Meanwhile, sparks begin to fly between Tess and Finch. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi