A Fish Called Wanda
- Original title
A Fish Called Wanda
- Running time
- 108 min.
- United Kingdom
John Du Prez
Jamie Lee Curtis,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Prominent Features
Comedy | Crime. Heist Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- Diamond-loving American Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) has come to London with her demented, self-loving, and Nietzsche-quoting boyfriend Otto (Kevin Kline) in hopes of pulling off an armed diamond heist. The couple team up with two Brits, George (Tom Georgeson) and Ken (Michael Palin), a stuttering animal lover who plots to kill his annoying elderly neighbor but keeps knocking off her little dogs, much to his sorrow. After the heist, the four conspirators turn on one another in an attempt to keep the loot for themselves. Wanda and Otto inform on George and get him locked up, little knowing that he has already stashed the diamonds somewhere else. It appears that George's lawyer, prim and straight-laced Archie Leach (John Cleese), may be the only (free) person who knows where the grand haul is hidden, so Wanda sets out to seduce Archie, much to Otto's discomfort.
: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Kline). 3 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 3 nom: Motion Picture, Actor (Cleese), Actress (Curtis) in Comedy
: BAFTA: Best Actor (Cleese) and Actor in a Supporting Role (Palin). 9 nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Screenplay
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