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Wish You Were DeadPlaying against just about every type imaginable, the normally dry -- not to mention British -- Cary Elwes stars here as a bumbling, virginal Southern...Wish You Were DeadRPlaying against just about every type imaginable, the normally dry -- not to mention British -- Cary Elwes stars here as a bumbling, virginal Southern...2002-06-07Billy Ray CyrusRobert EnglundElaine HendrixSally KirklandChristopher LloydGene Simmons
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Wish You Were Dead

Starring: Cary Elwes, Mary Steenburgen; Starring: Billy Ray Cyrus, Robert Englund, Elaine Hendrix, Sally Kirkland, Christopher Lloyd, Gene Simmons; Director: Valerie McCaffrey; MPAA Rating: R

Playing against just about every type imaginable, the normally dry – not to mention British – Cary Elwes stars here as a bumbling, virginal Southern insurance adjuster who finds himself seduced by both a money-grubbing harpy (Mary Steenburgen) and a conflicted hired killer (Elaine Hendrix). Awkwardly performed and woefully familiar, this guns-and-groaners bore is yet another entry in the long-expired genre of ”quirky” crime comedies – though at least ”Wish”’s audience will be able to relate to its title.