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

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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

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 »

Goofs

Dylan says Stanley Grove is in SW19 but in fact it is in SW8. See more »

Quotes

[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

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

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References Blind Date (1985) See more »

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To Be the One
Written & Performed by Passion Star
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Formulaic, predictable - But fun!
2 January 2001 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

So I just caught this movie, years after it first came out.... and loved it! The lead characters are perfectly cast, complimenting each others performances wonderfully throughout. Ok, so I knew from scene one that it was all going to turn out for the best in the end, but it was the sort of movie where I didn't care! Great comedy situations, and strong writing ensured a thoroughly enjoyable experience. N.B - No review of this film would be complete without a mention of the fantastic soundtrack. From 60's American, past 90's Britpop, and culminating in the utterly magical workings of Neil Hannon - it was a joy to listen to.


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