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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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30 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,784,123 (USA) (1 June 1997)

Gross:

$19,736,932 (USA) (21 September 1997)
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During much of the film, Joe Waters (Joe Pesci) wears a "Fish Newark and Die" t-shirt. Pesci was born in Newark, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

One of the final scenes shows a "media frenzy." A lens enters from the left of frame, but instead of being a prop TV camera, it's a Panavision Primo lens from a 35mm film camera used to shoot the movie. 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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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Autumn
from "The Four Seasons"
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (as Vivaldi)
Performed by The Connecticut Early Music Festival Ensemble
Courtesy of Chesky Records
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Clean comedy
21 February 2004 | by (Napa, California) – See all my reviews



Ok, why's this film get a bad rap? I saw it and enjoyed it thoroughly. Not very often in these days do you get a film like this. It's a comedy without poop jokes, sexual innuendo or foul language. And you know what? It's truly funny. The innocents Joe Pesci and Danny Glover project, mixed with the wacky situations they get mixed up in, is truly hilarious. Not only did I find this film a laugh filled feel-good comedy, but its one of the few comedies of the 90's that I would feel OK about my little brother watching it with me.

There is nothing bad about this film. Sure; the script is silly, and the plot is inane, but the movie itself projects an innocent fun that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Sure, if you're looking for a comedy akin to American Pie or Something About Marry, you won't find anything to your liking here. However, if you want a clean fun comedy with wacky antics and a good fun plot, this will work great.


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