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Gone Fishin' (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 30 May 1997 (USA)
Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

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Two working-class buddies, Joe and Gus, win a contest and get a free fishing trip. When they arrive, everything goes wrong - hurricanes, stolen car, blow-ups and other catastrophes follow them. Written by Anonymous

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Even the fish are laughing!

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,784,123 (USA) (30 May 1997)

Gross:

$19,736,932 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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The construction worker who says "Oh Gus!" at the beginning is played by none other than Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons fame and a real good friend of Joe Pesci. See more »

Goofs

When the two girls drive up to Joe and Gus as they are pushing their boat with trailer on the highway, the girls' El Camino has no trailer hitch. A short time later, they are towing the boat on its trailer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Joe: This summer's gonna be great, right, Gus?
Young Gus: Yeah, it can't get any worse than last summer.
Young Joe: That's for sure. See, last summer was a learning experience. For instance, we know where my father keeps his cigars.
Young Gus: Now, Joe, you shouldn't be smoking. Man, it's bad for you.
Young Joe: Rolled on the thighs of Cuban honeys. I swear, this summer's gonna be a ten.
Young Gus: Ten plus.
Young JoeYoung Gus: Borderline 11!
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Spoofed in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) See more »

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Down In The Everglades
Written by Totch Brown
Performed by Willie Nelson
Produced and arranged by Randy Edelman
Willie Nelson appears courtesy of Island Records
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This movie is hilarious!!!!
7 August 2001 | by (carbon cliff, IL) – See all my reviews

This is just a funny movie! Not exceptional just funny. I laughed so hard. What a great movie that will just make you laugh. I had a really bad day and had purchased this movie last week. I thought I would put it in and I really wasn't sorry. I had enjoyed Pesci and Glover in the Lethal Weapon movies and they did not disappoint me in Gone Fishing. Just laughter from beginning to end.


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