A Fish Called Wanda (Special Edition) DVD
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Directed by Charles Crichton
Produced in 1988
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
A bright spot for British comedy from the 1980s, A Fish Called Wanda was a mammoth hit and has a lot to enjoy: Curtis' orgasmic response to Cleese's language skills; Palin's comic stammer and Kevin Kline's unhinged sociopath, Otto.
Archie Leach (John Cleese, who also provides the script) is a repressed English barrister charged with defending gangster George, who has just pulled off a multi-million jewel heist with the aid of the beautiful Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis), her psychotic 'brother' Otto (Kevin Kline) and stuttering animal rights activist Ken (Michael Palin). George was captured before he could tell his cohorts where he had hidden the gems, so Wanda sets out to seduce Archie in order to discover their secret location. However, Otto's objections to her relationship with the up-tight lawyer ensure that the process is not a smooth one.
Kline won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and Cleese (who borrows Cary Grant's real name for his character) managed to persuade veteran Ealing director Charles Crichton out of retirement to helm the film.
Length: 108 mins
Aspect ratio: 16:9 Wide Screen
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 17th February 2003
Cat No: 16165CDVD
Subtitles: Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
- Commentaries:John Cleese
- Documentaries: 'Something Fishy'. 'Fish You Were Here' - on location. Jamie Lee Curtis's Halloween memento. The key to Wanda's heart. John Cleese's thoughts on the U.S.A