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->''It's not just a movie...it's every movie.''

'''''Wrongfully Accused''''' is a 1998 Creator/LeslieNielsen movie written and directed by ZAZ protege Pat Proft. A classic and rather brilliant example of the joke-a-minute (more like every 20 seconds) school of comedy.

The frame {{parody}} is built around the 1993 version of ''Film/TheFugitive'' and Nielsen's character's pursuit of the one-armed, one-legged and one-eyed man who killed his lover's husband. Richard Crenna's delightful parody of Creator/TommyLeeJones' fast-talking federal marshal is probably the highlight of the movie, with many of the best lines.

However, ''Film/TheFugitive'' is hardly the only movie that gets parodied here. Particularly notable targets include the ''Film/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', ''Lord of the Dance'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', Mentos commercials, ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' and even ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' and ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', among many others.

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!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* TheAdjectivalMan: The one-armed, one-eyed, one-legged man.
* AlliterativeName: The federal marshal, Fergus Falls.
* AngelsPose: Parodied by Fergus Falls and his two agents when they break down a door.
* ArtificialLimbs: Sean Laughrea has them, replacing an eye, an arm, and a leg.
* BananaPeel: A whole ''bus'' is taken down by one!
* BigStupidDooDooHead: While on the bus being transported to prison, Ryan and one of his guards get into an argument that eventually degenerates into this.
* BreathlessNonSequitur: Practically every line of dialogue.
* BulletDancing: In a parody of ''{{Riverdance}}''!
* ButtMonkey: Ryan goes through quite a bit of abuse trying to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.
* TheCameo: John Walsh, long time host of ''AmericasMostWanted'', appears in the film though it isn't clear if he's playing as the America's Most Wanted host as he is seen in a backwoods bait and tackle shop.
** The puppet Lambchop from ''LambchopsPlayAlong'' for no real reason other than it's [[RuleOfFunny supposed to be funny]]
* ClearMyName
* CreditsGag: The jokes don't stop even after the film is finished.
** After the "Boom Operator" (a real film job, operating the boom microphone) are listed a "Pow Operator" and "Kablam Operator".
** Also appearing later on is a resteraunt menu of entrees.
** The Negative Cutter (who edits the film negative to match the final print) is followed by "Very Up and Positive" Cutter.
* CriminalDoppelganger: Parodied. Ryan sees a "Wanted" poster of himself and rapidly draws black hair, glasses, a beard and a tiny hat over his image. Immediately, another man with black hair, glasses, moustache and tiny hat in the same building is arrested.
* DoubleTake: During the ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' parody, an airplane is headed towards Ryan, and Ryan looks back ''nine times'' before he starts running away.
* DramaticShattering: After Ryan exits the bait shop, John Walsh pieces together the string of lies that Ryan created, which he made using various items and signs in the bait shop. John drops his coffee in slow motion, which shatters on the floor, in a nod to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. However, true to a parody flick, John also drops a doughnut, an egg, and a water balloon.
* EccentricMillionaire: Hibbing Goodhue.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A few, including a hilarious one where a newscaster on television is frantically screaming over how she's unable to hear herself after Ryan mutes her with the remote.
* {{Gainaxing}}: During the ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' scene, complete with bounce sound effects.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Deliberately invoked during the climax as Ryan is able to seat a truckload of people, wash the windows, change his van's tire and check the tire pressure at a normal pace all while being shot at close range by several terrorists.
* InspectorJavert: Fergus Falls, being a parody of Sam Gerard from ''The Fugitive''.
* LegCannon: A firearm is disguised as an artificial limb.
* LineOfSightName: As seen in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JogttpcKFIA tackle shop scene]].
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: A staple of the genre, but especially prominent in Goodhue's murder scene - he reacts to multiple gunshot wounds with a simple "Ouch!" and exasperatedly asking if his killer is "quite finished."
* MarketBasedTitle: The film had several French-language titles, one of which was "Is there a fugitive on board?" to blend in with other French titles for LeslieNielsen movies.
** This is an odd exception in Spain, where almost all other Nielsen films (and a few other RapidFireComedy movies) famously end with the words "...as you can". Instead, this is just titled "What a fugitive".
** In Russia, the movie is literally known as ''WrongfullyAccused LeslieNielsen'', to make sure people don't confuse it with... well, ''TheFugitive''.
* TheMelBrooksNumber: Right at the beginning, with Lambchop.
* MentosFinger: Parodied. Ryan is looking for a way out of a bathroom while the police batter their way into the house, and eating a Mentos inspires him to yank the toilet off the wall and pull it over to the window to escape, complete with turning to the camera and giving a thumbs-up with his Mentos.
* MiscarriageOfJustice
* {{Parody}}: Several films get parodied such as the ones mentioned above and even films like ''Film/PatriotGames'' and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' get a brief nod.
* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Complete with a train that chases him by ''[[{{Determinator}} literally hopping off its rails and chasing him through a forest.]]''
* RapidFireComedy
* RuleOfFunny: A whole world that runs on this.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: During the ChaseScene in the sewer.
* ShoutOut: Countless amounts, especially towards TheNineties
* TapOnTheHead
* TitleDrop: Naturally.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: At one point the first draft of the ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' screenplay is used as a blunt instrument.
* TrashLanding: Unfortunately for Ryan, the trash consists of nothing but dirty diaper bags.
* WaxingLyrical:
-->'''Ryan''': Music/TheBeatles said it best. She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah. Well, listen, Michelle ma belle, this nowhere man is the walrus, koo koo kachoo!

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