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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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Stefan Schwartz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Jez's Teacher
Scott Charles Scott Charles ... Samuel
Antonia Corrigan ... Antonia
Myles Anderson Myles Anderson ... Jez - Age 8
Jane Lapotaire ... Dylan's Headmistress
Harry Ditson ... IRS Man
Jacob Macoby Jacob Macoby ... Dylan - Age 8
Dan Futterman ... Dylan
Tom Chadbon ... Mr. Greenaway
Kate Beckinsale ... Georgie
Stuart Townsend ... Jez
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Ross
Vicki Bensted Vicki Bensted ... Bank Clerk
Peter McNamara Peter McNamara ... Geoff
Ralph Ineson ... 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atirando em Peixes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,240, 3 May 1998

Gross USA:

$375,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$375,261
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

When Georgie stands up at the roof-top pond, she casts a shadow on the background sunrise. See more »

Quotes

Police detective: Sir, so far the only proof of a burglary is that someone stopped your video taping Blind Date.
Mrs Ray: Bastards!
Mr Ray: Oh, shut it!
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer in closing credits: "No animals, especially fish, were hurt during the making of this movie". See more »

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The UK Region-2 DVD is also missing the scene where the heroes' home is trashed by their former scam-victims while spouting praises of "Good Old England". See more »

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Golden Skin
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Ealing-type comedy
11 June 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

This movie by Stefan Schwartz (co-written with Richard Holmes) thinks it is cleverer than it actually is, and comes out as an odd hybrid of crime caper and romance.

Two conmen - the charmless Dan Futterman as American Dylan, and geeky Stuart Townsend as Jez - have long-standing dreams of making lots of cash by any means to fund their very own stately home. Posh totty Kate Beckinsale as Georgie (a doctor-in-training with secretarial skills) joins them as the beauty and brains of the team and causes havoc between them.

Involved in this semi-engaging brew are voice recognition computer systems, cremation, loft insulation, blow-up dolls, light sabres, a tatty old racehorse, £50 bills, and the music of Burt Bacharach. Glimpsed in the cast are Phyllis Logan, Annette Crosbie, Peter Capaldi, Jane Lapotaire, Nickolas Grace, Nicholas Woodeson, and (in a small but wickedly funny role as Georgie's boyfriend) Dominic Mafham.

'Shooting Fish' is fairly enjoyable but tends to shoot itself down quite early on, without much chance of recovering. Does it know what it is supposed to be? An idea with potential and some laughs, but this movie doesn't know which way to jump.


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