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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 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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As con artists they were hard to beat. But they were easy targets for LOVE. 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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$302,204, 31 May 1998
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Dylan picks up a toaster from a dumpster, all the extras (all of them males) can be seen pushing prams. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of Dylan and Jez's place, there are clocks on the walls. The clock for New York says 12 o'clock. In the next scene, the clock for Frankfurt also says 12 o'clock. In fact, all their clocks are stopped at 12 o'clock. See more »

Quotes

Friend of Lady Georgina: Well done! Marvellous race, Lady Georgina.
Georgie: Oh thank you. Oh, I forgot to mention that.
Jez: *Lady* Georgina?
Georgie: You're not cross, are you? No, you're pleased.
Dylan: Doctor, peer of the realm and with secretarial skills? Who'd be cross?
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer in closing credits: "No animals, especially fish, were hurt during the making of this movie". 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 »

Soundtracks

What the World Needs Now Is Love
Words & Music by Hal David & Burt Bacharach
Performed by Jackie DeShannon
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Ealing-type comedy
11 June 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

This movie by Stefan Schwartz (co-written with Richard Holmes) thinks it is cleverer than it actually is, and comes out as an odd hybrid of crime caper and romance.

Two conmen - the charmless Dan Futterman as American Dylan, and geeky Stuart Townsend as Jez - have long-standing dreams of making lots of cash by any means to fund their very own stately home. Posh totty Kate Beckinsale as Georgie (a doctor-in-training with secretarial skills) joins them as the beauty and brains of the team and causes havoc between them.

Involved in this semi-engaging brew are voice recognition computer systems, cremation, loft insulation, blow-up dolls, light sabres, a tatty old racehorse, £50 bills, and the music of Burt Bacharach. Glimpsed in the cast are Phyllis Logan, Annette Crosbie, Peter Capaldi, Jane Lapotaire, Nickolas Grace, Nicholas Woodeson, and (in a small but wickedly funny role as Georgie's boyfriend) Dominic Mafham.

'Shooting Fish' is fairly enjoyable but tends to shoot itself down quite early on, without much chance of recovering. Does it know what it is supposed to be? An idea with potential and some laughs, but this movie doesn't know which way to jump.


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