10,000 BC

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
"A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood. "
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
John Cleese Archie Leach
Jamie Lee Curtis Wanda Gershwitz
Kevin Kline Otto
Michael Palin Ken Pile
Maria Aitken Wendy
Tom Georgeson Georges Thomason
Patricia Hayes Mrs. Coady
Geoffrey Palmer Judge
Cynthia Cleese Portia (as Cynthia Caylor)
Mark Elwes Customer in Jeweler's Shop
Neville Phillips Manager of Jeweler's Shop
Peter Jonfield Inspector Marvin
Ken Campbell Bartlett
Al Ashton Warder
Roger Hume Locksmith
Roger Brierley Davidson
Llewellyn Rees Sir Jake
Michael Percival Percival
Kate Lansbury Magistrate
Robert Ian Mackenzie Copper (as Robert Cavendish)
Andrew MacLachlan Eebedee
Roland MacLeod Vicar
Jeremy Child Mr. Johnson
Pamela Miles Mrs. Johnson
Tom Piggot Smith Child Johnson (13)
Katherine John Child Johnson (10)
Sophie Johnstone Child Johnson (8)
Kim Barclay Nanny
Sharon Twomey 1st Junior Barrister (Defence Counsel)
Patrick Newman 2nd Junior Barrister (Defence Counsel)
David Simeon Clerk of Court (Old Bailey)
Imogen Bickford-Smith Stenographer
Tia Lee Junior Barrister (Prosecutor Counsel)
Robert Putt Police Officer (Old Bailey)
Waydon Croft 1st Prison Officer
John Dixon 2nd Prison Officer
Anthony Pedley Irate Driver
Robert McBain Hotel Clerk
Clare McIntyre Airline Employee
Charu Bala Chokshi Indian Cleaner
Stephen Fry Hatchison
John Bird Clerk of the Magistrate's Court (uncredited)
Robert Goodman Street thug (uncredited)
Producer: Michael Shamberg
Writer: John Cleese,Charles Crichton
Molto pericoloso, signorina, molto
'The Fish Called Wanda' and 'Some Like It Hot' are the two best comedies that I have ever seen. They're both very unique films and represent one complete story and manage at same to be devastatingly funny films. They don't need sequels because they are both 'perfect' in their own right. I have seen these films so many times but they always surprise me again and again when I find out how good they are.

'The Fish Called Wanda' is not only well made but also happens to be funny. I call this movie 'the best', which may sound ironical, because Cleese and Palin have even been more funny as Pythons. Also ironical is that Jamie Lee Curtis says only one joke (Aristotle was not...) in the whole film. Kevin Kline is hysterically funny without one-liners and slap-sticks. It is the overall situation that makes the film complete. This is to say, that the film is not at all stuck up with gags but has absolutely right timing for every event. This feature makes the film even better than anything what Monty Python and the Marx Brothers have done. Or at least reaches the same level with them. This film proves that a movie can kill you in laughter using only everyday realism.

A Masterpiece from John Cleese, who proves here that he can be funny even without Pythonity. He actually did the same with 'Fawlty Towers', but as a single film is this the very best. It just works.

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User credit 1:1001 movies you must see before you die
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Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.7
Musician: John Du Prez
Running time: 108 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-02-17 05:09:44