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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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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)

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$19,736,932 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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Joe Pesci and Danny Glover star together in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. In Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), there's a boat chase, where Glover and Pesci jump off the boat to avoid a falling barrel. See more »

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When Joe and Gus are at the entrance to the cave they are using an led penlight style flashlight... After they enter the cave it switches to a full sized standard flashlight. See more »

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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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Written and Performed by Peter Love, Roger Cain, Adam Kury, Scott Kormos and Michael Lord
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Funny like Hope Crosby Films
16 July 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Don't listen to the cynics. Gone Fishing was pretty fun. There is nothing mean spirited here just a a funny flick about two guys who go on a fishing trip. I know it is fashionable to blast this film. I heard so much negative stuff that I almost did not rent it. If you are looking for comedy based on satire, parody, insults, or crude situations you will not find it here. This is just a fun movie with no agenda which makes it a rarity. This film is more in the spirit of Out to Sea, Grumpy Old Men, Road to Hong Kong or even Legally Blonde. Gone Fishing is worth a rental.


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