Why is the Fish Called Wanda?

Why is the Fish Called Wanda?

Though Cleese’s bumbling lawyer has little in common with the famously debonair Grant, Cleese explained that he chose the name because he and Grant shared a hometown, and because it was the closest he would ever get to “being Cary Grant.”

What happens in A Fish Called Wanda?

The film follows a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. A barrister becomes a central figure as femme fatale Wanda uses him to locate the loot. The British Film Institute ranked A Fish Called Wanda the 39th-greatest British film of the 20th century.

Is A Fish Called Wanda a sequel?

Fierce Creatures is a 1997 British-American farcical comedy film. While not literally a sequel, Fierce Creatures is a spiritual successor to the 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda. Both films star John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin.

How old was Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda?

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Actor Age then Age now
Charles Crichton 78 Would’ve been 111
John Cleese 49 81
Jamie Lee Curtis 30 62
Kevin Kline 41 73

Does Kevin Kline really eat the fish?

The fish that Kevin Kline ate were made out of Jell-O. Kline claims that he offered to eat real, live fish, but the filmmakers wouldn’t let him. In the robbery scene, it really was Kevin Kline who shot the crossbow at the sensor. Kevin got the shot off correctly on the second take.

Did Kevin Kline eat real fish in A Fish Called Wanda?

Is A Fish Called Wanda on Netflix?

Sorry, A Fish Called Wanda is not available on American Netflix.

Is the Fish Called Wanda a good movie?

‘The Fish Called Wanda’ is not only well made but also happens to be funny. I call this movie ‘the best’, which may sound ironical, because Cleese and Palin have even been more funny as Pythons. Also ironical is that Jamie Lee Curtis says only one joke (Aristotle was not…) in the whole film.

Where is the fin in a Fish Called Wanda?

At the very end of the closing credits is the word FIN — which is how French films say THE END, but in English a “fin” is a part of a fish. See more » The Special Edition DVD has a bunch of deleted scenes including Otto’s secret hobby and alternate scenes making the film more darker comedy. There are two alternate endings.

Who is Otto in a Fish Called Wanda?

The scene where Otto sits up in the background behind Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) is reminiscent of a scene in Halloween (1978), in which the character of Michael Myers sat up behind Curtis’ character.

What did Kevin Kline speak in a Fish Called Wanda?

Kevin Kline begged actor, executive producer, and writer John Cleese to let Otto West speak French instead of Italian when he wants to seduce Jamie Lee Curtis, since Kline speaks French. Cleese insisted that it had to be Italian.