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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowena Cooper ...
Jez's Teacher
Scott Charles ...
Samuel
Antonia Corrigan ...
Antonia
Myles Anderson ...
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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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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:

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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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

The tiny amount of helium that they use wouldn't lighten the jockey by any more than a few ounces at most - it's about the same amount used to fill three helium balloons, which can be held down with a very small bag of sand. See more »

Quotes

Jez: I was wondering... would you... perhaps you'd might consider... or... or think about... possibly...
Dylan: I think he's trying to ask you if you'd like to kiss him.
Georgie: Oh, go on then.
[Jez and Georgie kiss passionately]
Dylan: Has the British aristocracy lost all sense of decency?
[sees Floss approaching]
Dylan: I certainly hope so.
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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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References Blind Date (1985) See more »

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Body Medusa (The Leftfield Re-mix)
Written & Performed by Supereal
Additional Production by Leftfield
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One of my favorite British comedies
13 April 2000 | by (Cultural Mecca of Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie is brilliant. The scams these guys pull are genius and the comic timing is superb. The first scam deals with artificial intelligence and the exaggeration grows as they scam more people. The lead American actor is really handsome, too. This one is right up there with Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, except without the violence.


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