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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 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
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Mr. Greenaway
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Jez
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Mrs. Ross
Vicki Bensted ...
Bank Clerk
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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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Fat cats are too easy. Go for the big fish. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »
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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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During filming, animal rights activists showed up with the intention to make sure all the fish were treated correctly. After viewing the script, and realizing that the title of the film was really more about cheating 'fish' than actually shooting it, they left somewhat embarrassed. See more »

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Jez: Dylan's completely trustworthy. He's just a bit unreliable in some areas.
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Charming
11 June 2003 | by (South England) – See all my reviews

If this quirky British comedy could be summed up in a word, that word would be "charming".

The story is a simple, low-budget British one: two orphans scam as many people as they can for as much money as they can in an effort to buy the stately home they always dreamed of as children.

Everything is going swimmingly, until they join forces with a typist, Georgie (the perfect Kate Beckinsale), and the plot leads on from there...

The acting is perfect for the film, neither overstated nor low key, and suits the plot and style very well. The direction is quirky, but makes no new ground, and also fits the script to a tee.

This film would be great viewing for a date (perhaps not for a lads night in), and has the simple comedy you might expect from such classic British TV series as "Only Fools and Horses", or "Last of the Summer Wine".

It doesn't require much brain power, but is one of the best homegrown (British) comedies of recent(ish) years.


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