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Dead Fish (2005)

Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London.

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Charley Stadler

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Thomas Geiger (story), Adam Kreutner | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Danny Devine
Gary Oldman ... Lynch
Anouska Bolton Lee Anouska Bolton Lee ... French Prostitute (as Anoushka Bolton Lee)
Cassandra Bell ... Sugar Waters
John Pearson John Pearson ... Deck Day
Kevin McNally ... Frank Rosenheim (as Kevin R. McNally)
Elena Anaya ... Mimi
Andrew Lee Potts ... Abe Klein (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
Iddo Goldberg ... Thief
Julie Healy Julie Healy ... Rainbow
Jimi Mistry ... Salvador E. Johnson
Billy Zane ... Virgil
Frances Barber ... S & M Prostitute
Paul Courtenay Hyu Paul Courtenay Hyu ... Phonebooth Guy
Terence Stamp ... Samuel Fish
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Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, violence, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2006 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Fish: Um Dia de Cão See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Abe: I am Abe Klein. Today is my 21 birthday and it's the worst day of my entire life. Because: I am a total stupid idiot and I need help, big help. And I need it right now.
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References The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) See more »

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The Velvet Groove: Red
Written by Andre Williams
Performed by Andre Williams and Velvet Hammer
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Smells like dead fish too...
20 June 2007 | by Ryu_DarkwoodSee all my reviews

Sometimes it's a miracle how they can transform a potential good movie in a complete piece of crap. Dead Fish has everything in it to become a nice gangster-comedy, but fails miserably. You can't blame the casting, though. There are some excellent casted actors in roles that suit them fine. Robert Carlyle is superbly casted as greedy loan shark. Gary Oldman plays the role of messed up hit-man with verve. Terence Stamp has that eerie aura that makes his presence worth gold.

But still, despite of all those good actors casted in suitable roles, the movie just doesn't surpass any mediocrity. It feels as if its writers just grabbed a couple of elements from other gangster flicks and threw it in an inspiration-less mixer. It doesn't help that some of the plot lines are just too unfunny for words. I was thoroughly annoyed by the conversations between Drakan and his English host. It just felt as an endless repeating of the same joke that wasn't funny the first time you heard it.

Dead Fish has its moments, but lacks too much.


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