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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To research their roles as conmen, both Stuart Townsend and Dan Futterman spent time flogging perfume from a suitcase in London's busiest shopping area, Oxford Street. See more »

Goofs

Where Jez has shown Georgie the money cases, you can clearly see the mic as Georgie heads up the stairs and says goodbye. See more »

Quotes

Georgie: No. Never trust a man with woman's hips.
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Crazy Credits

The three blow-up dolls are listed among the cast in the closing credits as Frankie, Sally and Angie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some non-UK versions remove scenes showing the demolition of the house, the hiding in the safe and the consequent exploding cars. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) See more »

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Golden Skin
Written & Performed by Silversun
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Fun, fast, modern, and in a nutshell; cool
30 August 2000 | by tezbSee all my reviews

First of all, the film begins with the two main characters, Jez (a confused "geek") and Dylan (a money mad, suave businessman) as children. This gives you an idea of just exactly what they are really like within two minutes of film. As the film progresses, clever scams and tricks ease their way into the comic running of the film.

Loaded with humor and 'English wit' this could possibly be one of the finest light hearted English films for many years.


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