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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 »

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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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

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

Quotes

[Georgie is fast asleep next to Jez in the car]
Dylan: You know, I can see it now - she's a stunningly attractive woman.
Jez: It means she's relaxed in our company.
Dylan: If she relaxes any more it could get very messy.
Jez: Don't. She might hear you.
Dylan: Jez, look at her. She's wasted. God only knows what she was up to last night.
Jez: You're twisted. She's got charm and warmth and...
Dylan: ...and neat little sit-up breasts.
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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 »

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Me And You Vs The World
Written & Performed by Space
Courtesy of Hit & Run Music/Gut Music & Gut Records
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Charming
11 June 2003 | by (South England) – See all my reviews

If this quirky British comedy could be summed up in a word, that word would be "charming".

The story is a simple, low-budget British one: two orphans scam as many people as they can for as much money as they can in an effort to buy the stately home they always dreamed of as children.

Everything is going swimmingly, until they join forces with a typist, Georgie (the perfect Kate Beckinsale), and the plot leads on from there...

The acting is perfect for the film, neither overstated nor low key, and suits the plot and style very well. The direction is quirky, but makes no new ground, and also fits the script to a tee.

This film would be great viewing for a date (perhaps not for a lads night in), and has the simple comedy you might expect from such classic British TV series as "Only Fools and Horses", or "Last of the Summer Wine".

It doesn't require much brain power, but is one of the best homegrown (British) comedies of recent(ish) years.


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