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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda
Comedy | 1988 | R. 1hr 48min
CAST: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline DIRECTOR: Charles Crichton, John Cleese SCIENCE ON SCREEN


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Jamie Lee Curtis plays an ambitious con artist who uses every ounce of her sexual wiles to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by her gangster lover Tom Georgeson. First, she romances Georgeson's dimwitted but deadly henchman Kevin Kline (who won an Academy Award for his performance). Then, to clear the path for her getaway with Kline, Jamie woos Georgeson's starched-shirt attorney, John Cleese -- and it's Cleese whom she genuinely falls in love with.

Wanda defies gravity, in both senses of the word, and redefines a great comic tradition.
Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
A Fish Called Wanda is vintage black comedy, British-style -- a cruel, dastardly, down-and-dirty jewel-robbery romp that pits thief against thief, while entangling an innocent bystander in the web of greed, romance and decidedly cockeyed high jinks.
Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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