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Movie synopsis
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 comedy, THE LADYKILLERS, as Palin attempts to kill a witness to the gang's getaway. The glamorous con woman (Jamie Lee Curtis) is from Preston Sturges's great comedy THE LADY EVE, while Kevin Kline provides his own unique feverish comic intensity.But, in the midst of this breathless comedy, something else happens. The barrister, Archie Leach (Cleese), who is defending one of the gang, is jolted out of his tight-laced British existence by Curtis's life force. And Curtis--like Barbara Stanwyck in THE LADY EVE--falls into her own trap: falling in love with the man she's conning. The 78-year-old Crichton never before had such rich material. He times everything in this brilliant comedy with the precision of a Swiss watch.

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  • Edition: 2-Disc Set; Collector's Edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: United Kingdom
  • UPC: 027616062543

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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD
Display Format:2-Disc Set; Collector's Edition

eBay Product ID: EPID55702948

Editorial reviews

"...A convulsively funny affair....It's a smart farce about ingrained cultural differences..."
Los Angeles Times - Sheila Benson (07/15/1988)

"...Wildly out of control as well as wildly funny, this sleeper smash is also Oscar-nominated for script and direction..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (02/23/1989)

5 stars out of 5 -- "The comic heart is the tangled intrigue of triple-crosses, scams and deceits, seductions and betrayals..."
Total Film - Philip Kemp (09/01/2012)

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Created: 06/04/06

A Fish Called Wanda (1999, DVD)

This DVD was purchased to replace a VHS tape that I have. At present I am trying to replace my VHS tapes with DVDs as I like the format better and feel they will last longer. This is one of my favorite comedies and has a host of my favorite comedians. If you are a Monte Python fan you will enjoy the antics of John Cleese as Archie Leach, Michael Palin as Ken Pile, and Patricia Hayes as the crotchety Mrs. Coady. On this side of the Atlantic you have Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gershwitz (co-conspirator) and Kevin Kline as Otto the un-employed CIA assassin. There are many other cast members that are perfectly cast so as to make the film fly by.

This is one of the best directed comedies and it will leave you wanting more. If you have not seen this film yet you do owe it to yourself just to see the chemistry between Cleese, Curtis, and Kline and how well they play off of each other. This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen.

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Created: 11/06/10

Perfect comedy.

This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen. The film is so well put together that time flew on by and I was sitting there wanting more. This movie is perfectly cast and well directed. There is no real style to the direction, but when you have a script like this all you need to do is point the camera and let it rip. I would like to point out that if you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out for Kevin Kline's performance alone. It is one of the best comedic performances you will ever witness. Great movie.

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Created: 12/18/05

A ton of laughs

This is proably my most favorite movie of all time. Chuck full of laughs and
hilarious antics this British made film is typical of the English sense of humor, with some American actors thrown in to the mix to make it appeal even more to those not familiar with John Cleese and Michael Phalin comedic history. Even though I usually don't buy movies to keep I had to have a copy of this one. I still laugh at "Ka-ka-ka-Ken" and the poor Yorkies that met their demise....wish there were more movies like this. Good ones don't come along very often.This is a real keeper.

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Created: 12/11/09

It's all in the chemistry.

You might have seen this movie when it first came out or, maybe later, on cable. You enjoyed it. Watch it again. You'll fall in love with it. This is one of those rare gems where you get it all. Actors at the top of their game riffing off of each other and creating a story and characters that you really get invested in. It's funny. It's smart. And you'll never look at another french-fry the same way...ever.

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Created: 02/21/10

Excellent brand-new product & super-fast shipping

A Fish called Wanda is on the top-25 list of the funniest movies of all time; I only saw it 55+ times and it is a must-have. Everything I learned about life I got from this movie

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