With special guests Dave Foley, David Higgins, and Jay Kogen in person. Post-film Q&A moderated by Janeane Garofalo.
Dir. David Steinberg. 1997, 92 mins. 35mm. With Dave Foley, David Anthony Higgins, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Flaherty, Colm Feore.
Unreleased, unrentable, and out-of-print, The Wrong Guy has nevertheless persisted and become a beloved underground classic to those who’ve seen it and is ready to be embraced by comedy fans who have not. Based on a sketch he wrote for his seminal series The Kids in the Hall, the film stars Foley as Nelson Hibbert, an office exec whose vengeful declarations come true—except he had nothing to do with the resulting crime.
Directed by legendary comic Steinberg and anchored by a who’s-who-of-1990s-comedy supporting players (Tilly, Flaherty, Feore, Enrico Colantoni, Kevin McDonald, and more), the movie deliriously mixes Hitchcock homage, inspired absurdism, class-conscious parody, and rapid-fire wit, calling to mind its creators and stars’ work on The Kids in the Hall, The Simpsons, and SCTV, while creating an outlandish and hilarious universe of its own.
“Where has this movie been? It’s the best kept secret in showbiz.” —Mark Hamill
“Brilliant…a very well done, stupid, silly, awesome movie.” —Reggie Watts
“I’m a huge fan of all things Dave Foley!! Wrong Guy included!!… I can’t use my colostomy bag without thinking of this film.” —Seth Rogen
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