A Fish Called Wanda
Country of Origin: United States, United Kingdom
Production year: 1988
Director: Charles Crichton
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-626622
Running time: 1:48 (108 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 23, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#616)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 06, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
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!

*1988: Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda
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Genres
Comedy
Crime
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 • Prominent Features
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
 • 8-Page Booklet
Easter Eggs
Go to the disc's main menu and select the treasure chest on the right hand side. If you hit "Enter", you will see an aquarium screensaver that is looping until you hit "Enter" again.
Crew
Direction
Charles Crichton....Director
Writing
John Cleese....Story By
Charles Crichton....Story By
John Cleese....Writer
Production
Steve Abbott....Executive Producer
John Cleese....Executive Producer
Michael Shamberg....Producer
Cinematography
Alan Hume....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Jympson....Film Editor
Music
John Du Prez....Composer
Sound
Chris Munro....Sound
Gerry Humphreys....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jonathan Bates....Sound Editor
Art
Roger Murray-Leach....Production Designer
John Wood....Art Director
George Gibbs....Visual Effects
Hazel Pethig....Costume Designer
Paul Engelen....Make-up Artist
Lynda Armstrong-Lawlor....Make-up Artist
Cast
John Cleese....Archie
Jamie Lee Curtis....Wanda
Kevin Kline....Otto
Michael Palin....Ken
Maria Aitken....Wendy
Tom Georgeson....George
Patricia Hayes....Mrs. Coady
Geoffrey Palmer....Judge
Cynthia Caylor....Portia
Mark Elwes....Customer in Jeweller's Shop
Neville Phillips....Manager of Jeweller's Shop
Peter Jonfield....Inspector Marvin
Ken Campbell....Bartlett
Al Ashton....Warder
Roger Hume....Locksmith
Roger Brierley....Davidson
Llewellyn Rees....Sir John
Michael Percival....Percival
Kate Lansbury....Magistrate
Robert Cavendish....Copper
Andrew MacLachlan....Zebedee
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 (Prosecution 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
Stephen Fry....Hutchison
John Bird....Clerk of the Magistrate's Court (uncredited)