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Gone Fishin' (1997)

Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

Jill Mazursky (as Jill Mazursky Cody), J.J. Abrams (as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Joe Waters
Danny Glover ... Gus Green
Rosanna Arquette ... Rita
Lynn Whitfield ... Angie
Willie Nelson ... Billy 'Catch' Pooler
Nick Brimble ... Dekker Massey
Gary Grubbs ... Phil Beasly
Carol Kane ... Donna Waters
Edythe Davis Edythe Davis ... Cookie Green
Jenna Bari ... Gena Waters
Samantha Brown Samantha Brown ... Tracy Green
Jeff DiLucca Jeff DiLucca ... Mack Waters
Jamil Akim O'Quinn ... Gregory Green
Frankie Nasso ... Young Joe (as Frank Nasso)
Raynor Scheine ... Glenn
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Storyline

Two working-class buddies, Joe and Gus, win a contest and get a free fishing trip. When they arrive, everything goes wrong - hurricanes, stolen car, blow-ups and other catastrophes follow them. Written by Anonymous

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Even the fish are laughing!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Everglades City, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,784,123, 1 June 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,736,932, 21 September 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The construction worker who says "Oh Gus!" at the beginning, is played by Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons fame, and is a real good friend of Joe Pesci. See more »

Goofs

When the two girls drive up to Joe and Gus as they are pushing their boat with trailer on the highway, the girls' El Camino has no trailer hitch. A short time later, they are towing the boat on its trailer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Joe: This summer's gonna be great, right, Gus?
Young Gus: Yeah, it can't get any worse than last summer.
Young Joe: That's for sure. See, last summer was a learning experience. For instance, we know where my father keeps his cigars.
Young Gus: Now, Joe, you shouldn't be smoking. Man, it's bad for you.
Young Joe: Rolled on the thighs of Cuban honeys. I swear, this summer's gonna be a ten.
Young Gus: Ten plus.
Young JoeYoung Gus: Borderline 11!
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Two likable "average" guys on a memorable adventure
15 February 2006 | by phillipsjennieSee all my reviews

While this certainly isn't your typical Joe Pesci movie, I found it highly amusing. Joe and Gus (Pesci and Glover) find themselves in the most absurd situations...but the characters are so darn likable you really WANT things to work out OK for them! It's a family-friendly (no cursing at all!) FEEL GOOD movie! Seriously, this movie is a fantastic "pick me up" after a rough day...I strongly recommend it. Even found myself not minding Willie Nelson in this flick (he plays the pro fisherman Joe and Gus admire).

"We're lucky, Joe. We have great families, our wives love us, we go to church, we work hard...all we want is to go fishing. Can we help it that everything goes wrong around us?"


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