Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A flamboyant impresario and an ageing ex-wrestling champion arrive in a small town, offering a hefty award to the local challenger. In fact, the promoter wants to rinse the spectators for every penny. But, is this a good day to go fishing?

  • Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing wrestling exhibitions. Arriving in Santa Maria, they are met with uncommon enthusiasm, the local newspaper wants to sponsor the fight, helping hands placard the town with posters, and an open call is made for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.

  • The former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager tour small South American towns staging wrestling matches. Arriving in Santa Maria, they meet with uncommon enthusiasm - as well as a major challenge to their livelihood and their friendship.

  • Wandering from town to town, the flamboyant impresario, "Prince" Orsini, and the ageing former-wrestling champion, Jacob van Oppen, finally arrive in the humble Uruguayan town of Santa Maria. Offering a hefty award to the amateur challenger who is brave enough to confront the undefeated champ, instead, the enterprising promoter intends on rinsing the spectators for every penny; however, he will soon have his work cut out for him. Now, with the local press present, it seems that the stage is set for the ultimate scam. But, is this, indeed, a good day to go fishing?


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