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A Fish Called Wanda (1988) (C) - Anthology Ottawa

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) (C)

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"One of the funniest romantic comedies of the decade!"

Boxoffice Magazine.

Tour-de-force performances from an unparalleled comic cast highlight this much-loved hit that Roger Ebert calls "the funniest movie I have seen in a long time!"

Monty Pythoners John Cleese and Michael Palin (Search For The Holy Grail, The Meaning Of Life) join Oscar winner Kevin Kline (In & Out) and Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) in an entertainment so impeccably timed and executed that Time Magazine hailed it as "...genius - a film that redefines a great comic tradition!"

Four conniving jewel thieves, three Yorkshire terriers, two heaving bosoms and one proper British barrister... It all adds up to "a non-stop barrage of outrageous plot twists and over the top performances" (L.A. Weekly) when a girl called Wanda (Curtis) tries to deceive her Nietzche-quoting boyfriend (Kline), an animal-loving hitman (Palin) and an embarrassment-prone counselor (Cleese) out of a fortune in jewels in this hilariously funny farce! -- (C) MGM Home Entertainment, 1988, USA/UK.

Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin.

Directed by Charles Crichton.

Winner of 1 Academy Award (1989):  Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Kevin Kline).




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