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Who Is Cletis Tout?A mistaken-identity caper in which hitman Tim Allen delivers lines like ''Killing's a business! The truth is they all deserved it.'' The disappointment ...Who Is Cletis Tout?ComedyPT95MRA mistaken-identity caper in which hitman Tim Allen delivers lines like ''Killing's a business! The truth is they all deserved it.'' The disappointment ...2003-01-17Billy ConnollyRichard DreyfussRupaulBilly Connolly, Richard Dreyfuss, RupaulParamount Classics
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Who Is Cletis Tout?

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Tim Allen, Portia de Rossi, Christian Slater, Billy Connolly, Richard Dreyfuss, Rupaul; Director: Chris Ver Wiel; Author: Chris Ver Wiel; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Classics

A mistaken-identity caper in which hitman Tim Allen delivers lines like ”Killing’s a business! The truth is they all deserved it.” The disappointment is not so much that Cletis lifts from everything from Cool Hand Luke to The Usual Suspects, it’s that the flick tries to pass off its plagiarism as homage via characters like Allen’s classic Hollywood-obsessed Critical Jim. Answer to the title question: Who cares?

Originally posted January 17 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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