A Fish Called Wanda Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for A Fish Called Wanda the Movie

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Absurd, high-speed farce about four criminals trying to retrieve $20 million they've stolen from a safety deposit box--and each other. Meanwhile, barrister Archie Leech (Cleese) falls in love with the female thief, Wanda (Curtis). Some sick, but tastelessly funny, humor involves Palin's problem with stuttering and some very dead doggies. Written by Monty Python alum Cleese and director Crichton, who understand that silence is sometimes funnier than speech, and that timing is everything. Wickedly funny.

Distribution

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Scams, Stings & Cons, Go Fish, Monty Python
Screenplay
Charles Crichton, John Cleese
Cast
John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Tom Georgeson, Maria Aitken, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer, Andrew MacLachlan
Cinematography
Alan Hume
Director
Charles Crichton
Music
John Du Prez
Producer
MGM, Prominent Features

Awards

Oscars 1988: Support. Actor (Kline); British Acad. 1988: Actor (Cleese), Support. Actor (Palin).

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