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BTDesign Award
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Cast: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis

Director(s): Charles Crichton

Language: English

Genre: Comedy


In A FISH CALLED WANDA, veteran director Charles Crichton and scriptwriter-star John Cleese create a dazzling quilt from various strands of English and American comedy. The plot, in which four disparate characters attempt a daring heist, comes from Ealing caper comedies, such as Crichton?s own THE LAVENDER HILL MOB. Cleese and Michael Palin, as the hit man with a stutter and a love of animals, come from the anarchic tradition of Monty Python. The movie pays savage tribute to another Ealing comed... [Get complete synopsis]


Deril wrote on May 18, 2005, 2:07 pm
Another classic 80's comedy. Cleese is always good. The story was great. I think the key here is that each actor really brought something special to this movie. They were all great. I think Kevin Klein got an Oscar Nomination for this....am I right?
'Oh no, it's KaKaKaKen co-co-co-coming to ka-ka-ka-kill me"
Papamikey wrote on May 18, 2005, 8:52 pm
This movie always seemed to me like a bunch of GREAT comedien/ennes all working JUST for the FUN of it.

They all looked relaxed and enjoying themselves which translated into Comedy GOLD! The second one didn't have the same charm (they're in it for the money now, I guess)...

Papa Mikey!
motleymitch wrote on May 19, 2005, 1:58 am
One of my fave comedies. Great performances all around, and yes, Kline did win an Oscar for this, which is rare, they almost never give Oscars for comedy. (Except 'Braveheart' and 'Gladiator').
John Cleese has been in steady decline since this. Shame.
motleymitch wrote on August 9, 2005, 2:36 pm
Just re-watched this yesterday and still laughed my ass off. Holds up well. That old woman with her poor three dogs....
Deril wrote on August 9, 2005, 2:37 pm
I;m 38...I'm not old.
motleymitch wrote on August 9, 2005, 2:38 pm
Well, sorry, but from behind you looked...
Deril wrote on August 9, 2005, 2:45 pm
My Name's Dennis
motleymitch wrote on August 9, 2005, 3:04 pm
I didn't know your name was Dennis!
Deril wrote on August 11, 2005, 10:53 am
We'll you didn't even bother to find out...automatically treating me like an inferior.
Papamikey wrote on August 11, 2005, 8:29 pm

Egads! Even I'm getting T.O.'d with all this incessant Monty Python quotes...

Papa "Crabby" Mikey!

P.S. Ni!
Deril wrote on August 12, 2005, 1:18 pm
he's a witch!!!!
motleymitch wrote on August 16, 2005, 2:38 am
Burn him!
suaveay wrote on February 17, 2006, 8:30 pm
How do you know he's a witch?

(P.S. BRILLIANT movie!)
motleymitch wrote on February 18, 2006, 10:28 am
He's got a wart!
suaveay wrote on February 18, 2006, 11:19 am
'E turned me into a NEWT!

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