Charlie is a Rhode Island state trooper with a multiple personalities. He is otherwise mild-mannered and non confrontational until somebody or something pushes him a little too far. That's when his maniacal alter-ego, Hank, takes over. Charlie is assigned on a routine mission to return alleged fugitive Irene back to upstate New York, but they wind up on the run from corrupt police officers. And their escape would be a lot simpler on everybody involved if Hank didn't keep stepping in at the most inopportune times....Written by
The soundtrack is almost exclusively covers of Steely Dan songs. See more »
During the first shot of the chicken in the officer, we see live chickens in the background. During the next shot, almost instantaneously, they are gone. See more »
Will you stay with me, no matter what?
Of course, Charlie.
Well, what if I had to move to the Arctic and you could never come home and you had to eat whale blubber for the rest of your life, would you still stay with me?
Yeah, I'd stay. But I hope that never happens.
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Some famous cameos shown at the end credits include hockey players Cam Neely and Brendan Shanahan and tennis player Anna Kournikova. See more »
When Whitey and Charlie are in bed, and Whitey reveals he killed his parents, there was a deleted scene when Charlie gets up and the covers move away, a butcher knife can be seen in Whitey's hand. The real version cuts away before the covers reveal the knife. (This is revealed in the director's commentary.) See more »
OK, Jim Carrey fans, this is Jim doing some of his very best work. I don't think anyone else could have pulled off playing Charlie Baileygates. I was disappointed in Renee Zellweger's performance, but I'm not really a big fan of hers. (And, for the record, I'm also not too fond of Carrey's over-the-top style, but I pick and choose to make sure I see him in roles I would like.) The Farrelly brothers, known for their irreverent comedy, made this movie enjoyable and hilarious. I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone. Just expect twists and turns that leave you laughing. This movie is not for the faint-hearted, and it's not for kids. (If you've never seen a Farrelly movie, you'll need to know this!) This is not laden with "Oscar-quality" performances at all, but just something to watch when you want to laugh and not think. -- Movies like this are good, if that is what you're looking for. The plot was great, and the casting (overall) was incredible. I can't get over Charlie's family. You'll see! I find them the most fun of all. Watch it with good friends who love to laugh -- I think we can all find something like Charlie in all of us.
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