Even if The Wrong Guy had been released in 1997, when it was made, its clumsy comedic take on The Fugitive would probably still have felt dated and irrelevant. Alas, the film was shelved for five years before being dumped onto the home-video market, where it trails Wrongfully Accused, a similarly themed, bottom-feeding Leslie Nielsen vehicle, by nearly half a decade. The Wrong Guy's lengthy stay in the studio vaults hasn't helped its stale gags and thin plot, but the film's problems run deeper than bad timing. Kids In The Hall standout Dave Foley (who co-wrote the script and co-executive produced) stars as a hapless corporate executive who eagerly anticipates a big promotion. When he's passed over, Foley explodes, publicly threatens to kill his boss, and attempts to confront him, only to find him brutally murdered. Horrified, Foley ends up fondling the murder weapon and covering himself with evidence before fleeing the scene of the crime, literally red-handed. Convinced that he's being pursued for the murder, Foley heads for Mexico, oblivious to the fact that surveillance video has cleared him and implicated the real killer, who continually crosses paths with him. Foley established himself as a versatile comic performer on Kids In The Hall and a fine straight man on NewsRadio, but The Wrong Guy makes a poor case for his suitability as a lead. The filmmakers start off on the wrong foot by establishing his character as a narcissistic twit, which goes a long way toward undermining the actor's inherent affability. Given Foley's sketch-comedy pedigree, it's not surprising that The Wrong Guy is hit-or-miss, but the gags miss more often than they hit, and the laughs tend to follow long dry spells. The Wrong Guy's best moments aren't enough to keep it from feeling like yet another failed comedy from the Dana Carvey school of bad vehicles for talented people.