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The Third Wheel (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 2002 (Italy)
A man accidentally hits a homeless person with his car and then can't seem to get rid of him the rest of the night.

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Jordan Brady

Writer:

Jay Lacopo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Stanley
Denise Richards ... Diana Evans
Jay Lacopo ... Phil
Ben Affleck ... Michael
Phill Lewis ... Mitch
Deborah Theaker ... Nancy
Melissa McCarthy ... Marilyn
Tim DeKay ... Speaker
Greg Pitts ... Tee
Wayne Federman ... Glen Federman
Mike Schwartz ... Co-Worker
Neal Matarazzo ... Neal
Jim Lau ... Clerk
Diana Maria Riva ... Rose Lady
Blas Lorenzo Blas Lorenzo ... Waiter
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Storyline

The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his Taurus and his planned night turns upside down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The only thing they didn't have on their perfect date... was any privacy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content/dialogue and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Davetsiz misafir See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the closing credits, when the cast is dancing to the Young MC hit, "Bust a Move", a person in a giant panda suit wanders through the scene. He reappears a couple of times, with a smoke machine. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when Stanley is leaving Diana's house and decides to turn around and stand up for Diana against Phil, his backup lights do not come on. See more »

Quotes

Michael: I always wanted to get my swerve on on my bike!
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A Fun & Original Flick!
24 May 2005 | by ThunderjoadSee all my reviews

I watched this film as a 'wild card' it had potential due to the cast but that was about it. Or so i thought?! Ben Affleck in a executive producing role as well as co-star, Matt Damon popping up in a bit part and Luke Wilson in the main role, with the help of Denise Richards as the love interest. The premise of the film seemed okay, a date movie where everything goes wrong for the screen couple, but this time it was different! Jay Lacopo (who also wrote this story) stars as the 'third wheel' the guy who is there to create the problems for Luke Wilson and his first time date with Densie Richards. Thats where the excellence comes in the film develops in a strange but intriguing manner. Like nothing i have seen before, it keeps you hooked and by the end you will fill satisfied (Even if the end credits are kinda out there!) So all in all a good film, an intelligent look at life and love ... with a not too serious shadow! Watch and enjoy ... its easy going and has some good laughs...


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