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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 ... 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!

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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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The film's release was delayed for over a year when Disney, which was the original distributor, had it switched to their Hollywood Pictures label. See more »

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When Gus and Joe find the treasure map in the back of the Barracuda, Gus says "Just like he said," while talking about the reward. But it's not a he, it is the lady from This Country's Criminals. See more »

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[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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Lost in the Everglades
16 September 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This attempt at comedy clearly didn't work out as demonstrated by the reaction of the comments to this forum. One could never guess what made the people behind "Gone Fishin'" even attempt to produce a substandard comedy that is an insult to movie fans.

We would have Joe Pesci and Danny Glover's heads examined in order for us to understand how did they agree to appear in this movie. It seems they must have been hard up for cash because this film will not add anything to their careers.

Let's just hope the joke is on us and the director, cast and crew had a fabulous time while doing this movie and that perhaps they managed to have "gone fishin'" themselves while they were in the area.


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