A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Cleese Archie Leach
Jamie Lee Curtis Wanda Gershwitz
Kevin Kline Otto West
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
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Crime
Director Charles Crichton; John Cleese
Producer Michael Shamberg; John Cleese
Writer John Cleese; Charles Crichton
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Kevin Kline took home an Oscar for his performance as a self-absorbed lothario who prepares for lovemaking by drinking in his own "manly" musk, but it would be hard to single him out as the best thing about the film. The fact is, the entire cast of this hilarious comedy is perfect: John Cleese as the conservative barrister defending a member of sexy Jamie Lee Curtis's gang, Ms. Curtis as the conniving crook out to grab the haul for herself, and Michael Palin as the stuttering, animal-loving hit man whose attempts to murder a little old lady only decrease the size of her poodle pack. Cleese cowrote the zingy script with British comedy veteran Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob), whose smooth direction balances Monty Python farce, hysterically tasteless gags, and an unexpectedly romantic subplot with style and confidence. --Sean Axmaker
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 57
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 027616626622
Chapters 32
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen
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