The Wrong Guy

Synopsis: In Cleveland, the histrionic and clumsy executive Nelson Hibbert expects to be promoted to president of the Nigel Industries since he is engaged to the owner's daughter. However, his future father-in-law Mr. Nagel chooses the executive Ken Daly for the position, and Nelson threatens him in front of the board of directors. Later he decides to pay a visit to Mr. Nagel but finds him dead with a knife in his neck. Nelson removes the knife and is covered of blood, becoming hysterical and leaving the office assuming that he is the prime suspect. However, the surveillance cameras disclose the identity of the killer, and while Nelson escapes to Metcaf believing that he is chased by the police, the killer is pursued by the police and tries to eliminate Nelson believing that he is a "super-cop" on his trail.
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Director(s): David Steinberg
Production: HandMade Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
92 min


[ Suspenseful music plays ]

[ Elevator bells dinging ]

[ Bell dings ]


Big day today.

Hey, fellas,

today's the big day, huh?

Good morning.


Top of the morning, milady.

Good morning.

Big day, huh?


Good morning, Cindy.

Good morning, Mister...


Today's a big day for me.

Really? Wow.

Good for you.

All set for the big day?

Hi. Today's the day.

Hey, fellas, how 'bout

that game last night, huh?

What game?

There was no game last night.

Big day, though.

Gotta go.

Hey, there.

Morning to you.

Good morning.

Hey, how's it going?

Morning, folks.

Good morning, Denise.

Good morning, Mr. Hibbert.

Big promotion's being

announced today, and I think

I know who's going to get it.


You think I'm gonna get it?

I suppose.

Who golfs with the CEO

every Wednesday?

Who is marrying

his daughter?

It's me.


I've got work to do.

Right, but you think

I'm gonna get it, right?

Announcement's at 10:00.


It's a happy day for me

I'm gonna be the president

of the company

[ Door hinge squeaks ]

[ Bell dings ]

[ lndistinct conversations ]

[ Chuckles ]

[ Loud slap ]


Before we begin,

some of you may have heard

through the office grapevine

who I have appointed

as our new president,

so I thought

I'd just make it official.

The new president

of Nagel lndustries...

is -- big surprise --

Ken Daly.

[ Laughs ]




What did you just say?

Ken is the new president.


I don't know how to say it

any more clearly.

Ken is the new president.

Somebody else

say something.

Hibbert, you're making

an ass of yourself.

Okay, I can hear,

I just can't believe what

I am hearing!

Now, uh, can we move on?

How is this possible?

How -- how -- how --

how -- how --

I mean, I have done

everything in my power

to suck up to you

to get this promotion.

My God, man, I am engaged

to your daughter!

Yes, but, uh, Daly here

is engaged to my favorite

daughter, Daphne.

What kind of a man has

a favorite daughter?

Now, moving on --

And if you do have

a favorite,

then you should label them

"favorite" and "not favorite"!

Hibbert, listen --

Ken Daly is the new president!

[ Laughs ] You --

You didn't really think

you were going to get it,

now, did you? [ Laughs ]

Yes. Yes, I did.

You gave me very strong reason

to think that I would.

In fact, you used the words,

"Between you and me, Nelson,

you are going to be the next

president of this company."

[ Laughing ] Oh.

Oh, that.


I lied.

[ Clears throat ]

Go to hell.

Pardon me.

Go to hell, you bastard!

Now, that is quite enough,


I swear I will kill you.


Oh, ho, ho, ho, ho.

Restrain him.


Oh, you are dead to me, sir.

You are dead to me.

The only reason

I don't fire you

is that you are engaged

to my daughter Constance,

who, although she is

a great disappointment to me,

is still my daughter.

You don't know the man

you're dealing with here!


I will leave here now...

but I will leave here

of my own free will!


[ Sobbing ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Sobbing continues ]

[ Laughing ] Okay.

Okay, that's enough.

-- Aw!

-- Aw!

-- Aw!

[ Laughs ]

[ Clears throat ]

Mr. Hibbert?

[ Sobs ]

[ Knocking ]

Mr. Hibbert?


Is everything all right?


You're leaning on the intercom.

People can hear you.

[ lntercom beeps ]

Really great news

about Ken, huh?

[ Clears throat, sniffs ]

[ Exhales deeply ]

[ Sobs ]

[ lntercom beeps ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Sniffs ]

[ Sniffs ]

I'm going to give Nagel

a piece of my mind.

Are you sure

you want to do that?

I want to see Nagel now.

I'm sorry.

You'll have to wait.


Excuse me.

I-I've read all of these.

Do you have anything else?


Then I'm not waiting!

[ Door opens ]

Listen, Nagel.

I've got something

I want to get off my chest.

Your treatment of me is

completely unacceptable,

and I just --

Would you stop staring

at me like that?

Okay, 'cause the point

still remains.

How dare you --

how dare...

All right, fine, if that's

the way you want to play it.

You want to play

the staring game? Fine.

Two can play

the staring game.

Okay, I can't play

the staring game.

You win, all right?

Big man! You win, all right?

The -- The point

still remains that you

had absolutely no --

Okay, look,

maybe this was a bad i--


this was a bad idea.



Aah! Aah!


Aah! Aah!

[ Gasping ]

Oh, G-- oh!


Aah!! Aah!


Aah! Aah! Aah! Aah!


Aah! Aah! Aah!


Aah! Aah!

Aah! Aah! Aah!





[ Gasping ]


Ahhhhhh! Ahhhhhh!

Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh!



Aah! Aah! Aah! Aah!


-- Ahhhhhhh!

-- Aah!

Aah! Aah! Aah!


[ Telephone rings in distance ]

[ Metal rattling ]

[ Beeping ]

[ Beeps ]


Sir, you dropped this.

No, I didn't.

Yes, you did.

I'm afraid

you're mistaken.

Well, I saw it fall

from your coat.

Thank you.

[ Glass cutting ]

[ Whistling ]

[ Click, beep ]

[ Whirring ]

[ Click, beep ]

[ Elevator bell dings ]

[ Thud ]

Nosebleed --

really bad nosebleed.

[ Sirens wailing ]

[ Tires screech ]

[ Sirens wailing ]

-- [ Metal rattling ]

-- You.

It's not how it looks.

Oh, what's the use?!

[ Engine turns over,

tires screech ]

[ Sea gulls cry,

fog horn blows ]

[ Buoy rings ]

[ Thud ]

[ lndistinct talking on radio ]

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Dave Foley

David Scott Foley (born January 4, 1963) is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer. He is known as a co-founder of the comedy group The Kids in the Hall, responsible for their eponymous sketch show and the feature-length film Brain Candy. He played Dave Nelson in the sitcom NewsRadio, voiced Flik in A Bug's Life, and hosted the game show Celebrity Poker Showdown. more…

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