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Gone Fishin' (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  30 May 1997 (USA)
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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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30 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone Fishing  »

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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 Gus and Joe find the treasure map in the back of the Barracuda, Gus says "Just like he said," while talking about the reward. But it's not a he, it is the lady from This Country's Criminals. 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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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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Two likable "average" guys on a memorable adventure
15 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this certainly isn't your typical Joe Pesci movie, I found it highly amusing. Joe and Gus (Pesci and Glover) find themselves in the most absurd situations...but the characters are so darn likable you really WANT things to work out OK for them! It's a family-friendly (no cursing at all!) FEEL GOOD movie! Seriously, this movie is a fantastic "pick me up" after a rough day...I strongly recommend it. Even found myself not minding Willie Nelson in this flick (he plays the pro fisherman Joe and Gus admire).

"We're lucky, Joe. We have great families, our wives love us, we go to church, we work hard...all we want is to go fishing. Can we help it that everything goes wrong around us?"


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