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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.



(as Jill Mazursky Cody), (as Jeffrey Abrams)

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Young Joe (as Frank Nasso)


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!


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone Fishing  »

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Box Office


$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$19,736,932 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rosanna Arquette worked on this film while she was also working on Crash (1996). She flew back and forth between Florida and Toronto, Canada where Crash was filmed. See more »


When the girls show up at the Rod and Gun Club, Joe and Gus are seated with wine on the table. When they stand up to greet the girls, the wine disappears. It reappears after they sit again. See more »


[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 »


What Went Wrong
Written and Performed by Peter Love, Roger Cain, Adam Kury, Scotty Kormos and Michael Lord
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"Down in the Ever-Glades"!
15 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is just a great film. Why on earth are people rating it so low and calling it bad? It's not a bad movie, its one of the best movies I've ever seen!! Joe Pesci and Danny Glover together on a fishing trip? Comedy awesomeness right there! I think the people that hated the awesome innocent family movies like this are just stupid. They go for the action shooter thriller WHATEVER movies, and thats cool but its not cool to hate on a film that is great just because of that. I have great taste in movies, so I know what I'm talking about. I like the modern movies, and know that most of the cutesy fun-filled family movies (that, not to mention, have music written specifically for them) are back in the 70s and 80s. I'm drawn to those types of movies the same as modern thrillers, if not more than. "Gone Fishin'" is a 1997 movie, and proof that the modern era still makes those fun filled great family films. PESCI AND GLOVER 4 LIFE!!

Buy this film, and have fun Fishin'!

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