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Fishing with John 

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Sport | TV Mini-Series (1991)
Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.
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Series cast summary:
John Lurie ...  Self 6 episodes, 1991
Robb Webb Robb Webb ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1991
Dennis Hopper ...  Self 2 episodes, 1991
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Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.

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Trivia

John Lurie originally wanted to use his friend Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea for the episode filmed in Costa Rica instead of actor Matt Dillon. But the Japanese producers that financed the series pressured Lurie into using Dillon because he was a bigger name celebrity. According to the audio commentary on the Criterion DVD, Lurie had only met Dillon once or twice before filming which explains why they are not as talkative with each other as Lurie is with the other guests. See more »

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Narrator: These are real men doing real things.
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fishing tv for people who don't fish
16 May 1999 | by eaeSee all my reviews

I have just discovered this 6 part series on Bravo in Canada and have made it part of my must-see tv schedule. From the doleful signature tune to the Armageddon '50s voice overs, this quirky travelogue is about the guy stuff between fish that mainstream fishing shows edit out. Now if I could just get the "Fishing With John" theme out of my head ...


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1991 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montauk, New York, USA

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