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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

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Anthony Pedley Anthony Pedley
Irate Driver
Charu Bala Chokshi Charu Bala Chokshi
Indian Cleaner
Peter Roy Peter Roy
Man in Street
Guy Standeven Guy Standeven
Jeweler
Robert Goodman Robert Goodman
Street thug
Aidan Harrington Aidan Harrington
Courtroom Spectator
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry
Hutchison
John Bird John Bird
Clerk of the Magistrate's Court


Written by
John Cleese John Cleese
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A Comedy Called Perfection!!

12 years ago at Oct 25 5:12
5 votes
"I love robbing the English, they're so polite."

How does one distinguish the difference between a masterpiece and just another ordinary comedy? For starters, an ordinary comedy is commonly clichéd beyond all comprehension - i.e. characters are standard, events are glaringly foreseeable and the structure is far too formulaic. In addition, an ordinary comedy usually features well-kn... read more

Under-appreciated brit com

13 years, 6 months ago at Apr 27 18:18
4 votes
This is my favorite british comedy, even more so than the Monty Python classics. But I'm saddened that it's getting dissed here at listal. 6.8 average? come on, are people simply voting based on the silly title, or have they actually sat down and enjoyed this comedy-robbery-blackmail-double-crossing laugh-til-it-hurts fest?

so many memorable lines...

'Oh no! It's ... read more

80's Brit-Com

7 years, 6 months ago at Apr 21 22:49
2 votes
There is no doubt- John Cleese is a funny guy, although he has his occasional misfires (most recently his animated works "Shrek Forever After" and "Planet 51.") Here he is not "Fawlty Towers" funny, but still manages to amuse and entertain, and he is backed up by a great cast, including Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Kline as a psychotic pseudo-intellectual dolt with a preference for m... read more
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Description: Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) brings her new secret lover, Otto (Kevin Kline) to England to help her and her lover George and stuttering animal lover Ken (Michael Palin) steal $20 million in diamonds. Wanda and Otto then turn in George to the police so they can have the loot for themselves, but George has already moved the diamonds and only he knows where they are. All four of the criminals start double-crossing each other to try to get to the diamonds before anyone else. Wanda tries to find them by "getting close" to George's barrister, Archie Leach (John Cleese), because if George pleads guilty he will tell Archie where t ... (more)
Release date: 15 July 1988
UPC: 027616626622
Tags: Comedy (42), Crime (18), 1988 (13), Heist (13), 1980s (12), British (11), Speech Impediment (8), Courtroom (7), UK (6), Character Name In Title (6), Fish (6), Lawyer (5), Marriage (5), Necklace (5), Disguise (5), (4), Animal Abuse (4), Screwball (4), Dog (4), Naked Man (4)
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"Classic comedy from John Cleese as a group of diamond thieves try to find where the stash from a recent robbery is hiding when the leader is caught. Jamie Lee Curtis plays the femme fatale who goes out to seduce barrister Cleese in order to get information, while dim-witted Otto keeps messing things up. Kevin Kline won an Oscar for his portrayal of Otto, while Michael Palin wins hearts as stuttering Kevin. A film that still manages to make you laugh just as hard as the first time you saw it."



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