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Fishing with John (1991)

Fishing with John
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8.2 IMDB rating
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John Lurie John Lurie
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Nik Tyler Nik Tyler
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Robb Webb Robb Webb
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Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
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Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe
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Matt Dillon Matt Dillon
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Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch
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Tom Waits Tom Waits
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4 years ago at Feb 2 11:00
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All the warmth and illumination of This American Life without the high-brow commentary. Lurie takes a lot of risks in this innovative documentary-styled show, in which he and one of his celebrity friends go on a fishing trip. John is not a professional fisherman by any means, and the narration, while sounding like an official NOVA or Discovery channel narrator, often goes off on strange non sequit... read more
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"actor john lurie taking other famous people fishing. listen to the narration. enjoyed the jim jarmusch, tom waits, and willem dafoe episodes most, all worth watching. "


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“All the warmth and illumination of This American Life without the high-brow commentary. Lurie takes a lot of risks in this innovative documentary-styl”

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yord posted a review 4 years ago

“All the warmth and illumination of This American Life without the high-brow commentary. Lurie takes a lot of risks in this innovative documentary-styled show, in which he and one of his celebrity friends go on a fishing trip. John is not a professional fisherman by any means, and the narration, while sounding like an official NOVA or Discovery channel narrator, often goes off on strange non sequiturs that makes for an entertaining and unexpected journey. With each trip, a different locale, and with every new locale comes a new celebrity guest with their own very distinct personality. Not everyone enjoys these trips, but along the way they all seem to learn something or feel a connection, which translates to an eye-opening experience that left me in a sense of wonder and oneness. These poin” read more

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"Very warm, often funny, sometimes strange but always calming. John Lurie, who is no expert fisherman, has crafted a wondrous and unique show that strangely endears."


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