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

In the scene where Dylan picks up a toaster from a dumpster, all the extras (all of them males) can be seen pushing prams. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of Dylan and Jez's place, there are clocks on the walls. The clock for New York says 12 o'clock. In the next scene, the clock for Frankfurt also says 12 o'clock. In fact, all their clocks are stopped at 12 o'clock. See more »

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[filling in "complete the following phrase" coupons for prize draws]
Jez: "In not more than eight words, explain why you buy Zappy Nappies."
Dylan: "I buy Zappy Nappies for my kids..." Shit, I've run out of words.
Jez: We could try that: "I buy Zappy Nappies for my kids' shit." I've got it: "Weighs less that a bun. Holds more than a ton."
Dylan: That's completely disgusting.
Jez: But it's honest.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits you can read: "No animals, especially fish, were hurt during the making of this movie" See more »

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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

What the World Needs Now Is Love
Words & Music by Hal David & Burt Bacharach
Performed by Jackie DeShannon
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Witty Contemporary Comedy, Don't miss this
24 February 1999 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

Shooting Fish was something I got out on a risk, you know.....no other film in video store, take a chance.

It proved to be a wise decision as the film was very funny, two great opposites for the main male characters and the stunning kate beckinsale acted the part wonderfully.

The film has no slow points, but does not rush things, the accompanying music is very good and acting first class.

I would recommend this film to anyone


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