The Wrong Man

  • Film
  • Film noir
An exotic modern-day film noir from the director of The Big Easy with a promising cast and a soundtrack by Los Lobos. Drifting through Mexico, Anderson finds himself wanted for murder. He hitches a fast ride to town with two fellow Americans, bickering couple Lithgow and Arquette, but his troubles are only just beginning. Scrappy, obnoxious, shrill and tiresome, though Rosanna Arquette fans may disagree.

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jim McBride
Screenwriter: Michael Thoma
Cast: Kevin Anderson
Rosanna Arquette
John Lithgow
Robert Harper
Jorge Cervera Jr
Ernesto LaGuardia

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Doug Hanson

Vastly underrated film. The gritty location shooting in Mexico gives a powerfully real feeling to all that goes on, and John Lithgow's performance should have got him a shot at the Oscar, had this not been a made for TV film. People just comment that Arquette was hot. Well, she was. But also she was in character all the way and turned in probably the performance of her life. Sordid, funny, tragic, and a rare portrayal of the more visceral aspects of sexual longing. Priceless scenes where the everyday activities of average Mexicans get disrupted by the mayhem caused by these off-track American characters. This film will keep getting re-discovered.

Doug Hanson

Vastly underrated film. The gritty location shooting in Mexico gives a powerfully real feeling to all that goes on, and John Lithgow's performance should have got him a shot at the Oscar, had this not been a made for TV film. People just comment that Arquette was hot. Well, she was. But also she was in character all the way and turned in probably the performance of her life. Sordid, funny, tragic, and a rare portrayal of the more visceral aspects of sexual longing. Priceless scenes where the everyday activities of average Mexicans get disrupted by the mayhem caused by these off-track American characters. This film will keep getting re-discovered.