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A Fish Called Wanda

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Original title
A Fish Called Wanda
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
John Cleese
Music
John Du Prez
Cinematography
Alan Hume
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Prominent Features
Genre
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.
Awards
1988: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Kline). 3 Nominations
1988: Golden Globes: 3 nom: Motion Picture, Actor (Cleese), Actress (Curtis) in Comedy
1988: BAFTA: Best Actor (Cleese) and Actor in a Supporting Role (Palin). 9 nominations
1988: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1988: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1988: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Screenplay
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