The Truth About Charlie isn't a standard remake. With movies such as The Silence of the Lambs and Married to the Mob to his credit, director Jonathan Demme is one of the most highly regarded directors working in Hollywood, and here he strives to distance his movie as much as possible from Stanley Donen's Charade. Realizing that the original film is still highly considered and highly visible (thanks to recent release on DVD), Demme tries to short circuit the "why a remake?" questions by crafting a different take on the material altogether.
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