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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

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John Cleese John Cleese
Archie Leach
Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis
Wanda Gershwitz
Michael Palin Michael Palin
Ken Pile
Maria Aitken Maria Aitken
Wendy
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson
Georges Thomason
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Coady


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John Cleese John Cleese
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A Comedy Called Perfection!!

10 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

11 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

5 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: 5 August 1988
UPC: 027616626622
Tags: Comedy (42), Crime (18), Heist (13), 1988 (13), 1980s (12), British (11), Speech Impediment (8), Courtroom (7), Fish (6), Character Name In Title (6), Disguise (5), Necklace (5), Marriage (5), Lawyer (5), UK (5), (4), Dog (4), Naked Man (4), Stuttering (4), Screwball (4)
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