Shooting Fish (1997)

PG  |   |  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 ...
Antonia Corrigan ...
Myles Anderson ...
Dylan's Headmistress
Harry Ditson ...
Jacob Macoby ...
Mr. Greenaway
Mrs. Ross
Vicki Bensted ...
Bank Clerk
Peter McNamara ...
Mr. Ray


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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Fat cats are too easy. Go for the big fish. See more »


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


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


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Mrs Ray: Bastards!
Mr Ray: Oh, shut it!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Blind Date (1985) See more »


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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 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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