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

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

For the prize coupon for Zappy Nappies, Dylan and Jez have to describe in no more than eight words why they buy Zappy Nappies. However, Jez's solution - "Weighs less than a bun, holds more than a ton" - which they decide to send in is ten words. See more »

Quotes

Dylan: Now *that* is a thing of beauty.
Jez: Who you're flirting with.
Dylan: You fallen?
Jez: No I haven't.
Dylan: Jez, you've got a little bit of a crush? You're wasting your time.
Jez: I know: you're good looking and I'm too technical.
Dylan: Jez, you've got to stop punishing yourself. You're not too technical, just ugly, gross ugly.
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The three blow-up dolls are listed among the cast in the closing credits as Frankie, Sally and Angie. See more »

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References Blind Date (1985) See more »

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Golden Skin
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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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