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Shooting Fish (1997)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowena Cooper ...
Jez's Teacher
Scott Charles ...
Samuel
Antonia Corrigan ...
Antonia
Myles Anderson ...
Jane Lapotaire ...
Dylan's Headmistress
Harry Ditson ...
IRS Man
Jacob Macoby ...
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Mr. Greenaway
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Jez
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Mrs. Ross
Vicki Bensted ...
Bank Clerk
Peter McNamara ...
Geoff
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Mr. Ray
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Storyline

Dylan and Jez are con artists, Dylan is a charming American who's run from some characters in the states and Jez is an English techno nerd. During one of their scams selling a voice recognition computer they hire Georgie as a secretary for the job. The romantic triangle between Dylan, Jez and Georgie appears, but she is also not a secretary, but a student, and her marriage with rich Roger is upcoming. Written by Anonymous

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secretary | money | con artist | scam | orphan | See more »

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As con artists they were hard to beat. But they were easy targets for LOVE. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atirando em Peixes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,240 (USA) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

$302,204 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Trivia

To research their roles as conmen, both Stuart Townsend and Dan Futterman spent time flogging perfume from a suitcase in London's busiest shopping area, Oxford Street. See more »

Goofs

When Georgie stands up at the roof-top pond, she casts a shadow on the background sunrise. See more »

Quotes

[Jez is discovered in the Rays' house. He tries to escape but Geoff catches hold of his trousers as he is climbing over the fence]
Geoff: [gleefully] I've got you now, boy. I've got you now.
[Jez presses a button on his waistband and shoots upwards and over the fence, minus his trousers]
Jez: [to himself] All praise to my quick-release trousers.
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How can anyone hate this film?
20 August 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this at the cinema, believe it or not, purely on the strength of the fact that it uses 'Me And You Versus the World' by Space as the title music. I'm so glad that I did.

The film is a lightweight romp with implausible but thoroughly likeable characters. It isn't a thought provoking piece of angst, but then it never ever professes to be.

I now own this on dvd, and after several watches it still remains fresh and engaging and never fails to put a smile on my face.

There's no individual outstanding component in this film, but it's one that I just *keep* coming back to. Superb fun.


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