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The Impostors (1998)

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101 min | Comedy

In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor ...See moreIn an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents. Of course, the lead actor end up on the ship as well. Also, a madman (Tony Shalhoub) plots the destruction of the ship and Steve Buscemi is a depressed, suicidal lounge singer named Happy Frank. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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$ 308,767
Gross (USA)
$ 2,197,921
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Oct 2, 1998 (United States)

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Stanley Tucci
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Jessica Walling
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David Lipman
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George Guidall
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Lili Taylor
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Tony Shalhoub
Voltri, First Mate Voltri, First Mate   See fewer
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Elizabeth Bracco
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Happy Franks Happy Franks   See fewer
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Matt McGrath
Detective Marco Detective Marco   See fewer
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Johnny Leguard Johnny Leguard   See fewer
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Dana Ivey
Mrs. Essendine Mrs. Essendine   See fewer
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Arden Myrin
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Sarah McCord
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Kris Murphy
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6.5 / 10 | 4,637 votes