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A Fish Called Wanda (15-Jul-1988)

Director: Charles Crichton

Writers: John Cleese; Charles Crichton

Music by: John Du Prez

Producer: Michael Shamberg

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Heist

Four crooks team together to steal $20M in diamonds, then each engages in backstabbing and manipulations to keep the loot from the others. Excellent comedy of errors, in a tale of greed and mistrust sometimes verging on sex comedy. Charles Crichton's final effort as director. Kevin Kline won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; the film also received nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ken Campbell
Actor
10-Dec-1941 31-Aug-2008 British experimental theatre
John Cleese
Comic
27-Oct-1939   Monty Python
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actor
22-Nov-1958   True Lies
Stephen Fry
Actor
24-Aug-1957   Jeeves and Wooster
Kevin Kline
Actor
24-Oct-1947   A Fish Called Wanda
Michael Palin
Comic
5-May-1943   Monty Python
Geoffrey Palmer
Actor
4-Jun-1927   Lionel Hardcastle on As Time Goes By

CAST

John Cleese   ...   Archie
Jamie Lee Curtis   ...   Wanda
Kevin Kline   ...   Otto
Michael Palin   ...   Ken
with
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   ...   Insp. 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 (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
Stephen Fry   ...   Hutchison

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