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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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

Fat cats are too easy. Go for the big fish. 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:

Shooting Fish  »

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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2.35 : 1
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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

Georgie: How long have you been in England?
Dylan: Five years.
Georgie: And you still stay 'bucks' and 'babe'?
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Crazy Credits

The three blow-up dolls are listed among the cast as Frankie, Sally and Angie. See more »

Connections

References Blind Date (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Body Medusa (The Leftfield Re-mix)
Written & Performed by Supereal
Additional Production by Leftfield
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Highly Recommended Viewing
3 August 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film so many times and never get sick of it. The casting is brilliant with Dan Futterman and Stuart Townsend in fantastic performances.

The plot is quite original following Dylan and Jez - two English con artists who are tricking people out of their money by selling voice recognition computers and other false devices. They need two million dollars to buy the house they never had - having grown up as orphaned children. On one of their scams they employ a secretary and medical student named Georgie, who is convinced they are raising money for an orphans project. This adds romantic themes into the story to make it even more entertaining. A stand out is the interesting relationship that Dylan and Jez have with each other, Dylan being the fast talking American and Jez being the British techno genius.

I recommend 'Shooting Fish' to all movie-goers. It has a great soundtrack, is funny, romantic, creative and a great achievement for British filmmaking.


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