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Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  24 January 1997 (USA)
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Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

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A massive corporate conglomerate, Octopus Inc., run by a shrewd and cruel tycoon named Rod McCain, purchases a UK-based leisure company, and also the failing London Marwood Zoo. To bring more business to the zoo, Octopus hires a new manager, Rollo Lee, who promptly comes up with a way to increase profits-do away with all the animals except for the ferocious ones. This new Fierce Creatures Policy shocks the Marwood zookeepers, led by the unendingly talkative Adrian "Bugsy" Malone. Eventually, Rod McCain's son Vince, along with the up-and-coming business executive Willa Weston, take control of the zoo and revoke the Fierce Creatures Policy. Vince instead comes up with many under-handed and vicious schemes to attract customers-unauthorized celebrity endorsements, shoddy, overpriced zoo merchandise, and using robotic animals instead of real ones. However, Vince is also stealing from the zoo's funds, and when his father finds out, he rears to turn the zoo into a Japanese-owned golf course.... Written by Josh Martin <jmartin@netarrant.net>

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Don't pet them.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual innuendo and language | See all certifications »

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24 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Fish II  »

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Box Office

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$3,759,480 (USA) (24 January 1997)

Gross:

ITL 856,578,000 (Italy) (28 March 1997)
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Trivia

In this film's final scene, Rollo mixes up the name of Jamie Lee Curtis' character, calling Willa Wanda once - a reference to the earlier film, and perhaps specifically to a scene in that film where Cleese's character mixed up Wanda's name with his wife Wendy's and called Wendy Wanda. See more »

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The foam in Vince's champagne glass when he pours it and drinks it. See more »

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Sponsor: [Rollo has been caught being kissed by Pip and Cub] Now I know why they keep him in a cage!
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No animals were injured during the making of this movie, only humans. See more »

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Hungry Heart
Written and performed by Bruce Springsteen
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Farcical, entertaining comedy with some genuinely funny moments.
14 February 2003 | by (Dungarvan Ireland) – See all my reviews

This isn't a very important film so I'll be brief in what I have to say. Fierce Creatures is a generally amusing and quite enjoyable comedy. It stars the same four leads as did the 1988 hit, `A Fish Called Wanda' and even contains some in-jokes on that same film.

While never groundbreaking or thought provoking, Fierce Creatures does what it says it should do. The concept is quite imaginative, the four leads perform their roles superiorly and there is an impeccable comic timing.

Those with low expectations will come out very satisfied, and while it's easy to nit-pick and find faults, Fierce Creatures is a very good film that's not to be taken very seriously. 6.9 out of 10.


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