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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Updated: Jun 11

R | 1h 48min | 7/10 | #Comedy #Crime

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


 
 

STORYLINE:

"A Fish Called Wanda" is a clever and witty heist comedy that blends British and American humor. The film follows a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. The story is heightened by the comedic and romantic entanglements of the characters, including an ambitious lawyer and a seductive femme fatale. Known for its sharp script and excellent performances, especially by Jamie Lee Curtis and John Cleese, the film has become a comedy classic.


STAFF REVIEW:

"A Fish Called Wanda" masterfully combines smart comedy with elements of crime and romance. The ensemble cast, including John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin, delivers a riotous performance. The film is brilliantly written and directed by Charles Crichton and John Cleese, providing a perfect blend of British wit and slapstick humor, making it a must-see for comedy enthusiasts.


CREDITS:

Director: Charles Crichton

Writers:

- John Cleese

- Charles Crichton

Starring:

- John Cleese as Archie Leach

- Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gershwitz

- Kevin Kline as Otto

- Michael Palin as Ken Pile

Produced by:

- Michael Shamberg

Production Companies:

- Prominent Features

- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Cinematography: Alan Hume

Edited by:

- John Jympson

Music by: John Du Prez

Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Release date: July 15, 1988

Run Time: 1 hr 48 min

Country:

- United Kingdom

Languages:

- English

Budget: $7.5 million

Box office: $62.5 million


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TRIVIA

+ Kevin Kline won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Otto in "A Fish Called Wanda," highlighting the film's critical acclaim and success.


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