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Gone Fishin' (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 30 May 1997 (USA)
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 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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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

Gross USA:

$19,736,932
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During much of the film, Joe Waters (Joe Pesci) wears a "Fish Newark and Die" t-shirt. Pesci was born in Newark, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

When the girls show up at the Rod and Gun Club, Joe and Gus are seated with wine on the table. When they stand up to greet the girls, the wine disappears. It reappears after they sit again. 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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What Went Wrong
Written and Performed by Peter Love, Roger Cain, Adam Kury, Scotty Kormos and Michael Lord
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Dumb But Innocent, And That's Not So Bad
2 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was "Dumb and Dumber" without the crudeness and profanity. That doesn't mean it's an award winner: it's pretty stupid, but it is refreshing to see a movie in which both Joe Pesci and Danny Glover star and never utter a profane word! Unbelievable! And you can add Rosanna Arquett to that list, too, and she wasn't exactly Mother Teresa in a lot of films.

The professional critics totally lambasted this film, which wasn't altogether fair, either. It is refreshing in its innocence (something critics know nothing about) and it has its funny moments. Best of all it's entertaining. Yes, this is "Lightweight" with a capital "L" but I've seen a whole lot of films that were the opposite and total garbage. At least you watch this with your kids and have some laughs. What's wrong with that?


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