Scorched (2003, USA) C-89m. ** D: Gavin Grazer. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson, John Cleese, Paulo Costanzo, David Krumholtz, Joshua Leonard, Ivan Sergei, Marcus Thomas, Jeffrey Tambor, Max Wein, Gavin Grazer. Amusing (if underdeveloped) crime comedy with an interesting cast: Silverstone, Harrelson and Costanzo all work for the same bank in the same village, and they are all planning (independently so!) to steal some money for the craziest reasons. Almost good. Cleese is fun to watch as an eccentric millionaire with a dog and sushi fetish.

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