A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 British-American action comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and John Cleese and produced by Michael Shamberg.  The screenplay was written by John Cleese and is based on the story by John Cleese and Charles Shamberg.

A Fish Called Wanda | A Fish Called Wanda Movie Poster | John Cleese | Jamie Lee Curtis | Kevin Kline | Michael Palin | Tom Georgeson | Maria Aitken | Cynthia Cleese | Patricia Hayes | Geoffrey Palmer | Stephen Fry | 1988 | www.myalltimefavoritemovies.com | www.myalltimefavorites.com
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Rated:  R (movie contains sexual content, language, crude humor and mature themes)
Run Time:  1h 48min
Release Date:  August 5, 1988 (USA)
Genre:  Romance, Comedy, Crime, Action
Director:  Charles Crichton and John Cleese
Studio:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer




A Fish Called Wanda stars John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Tom Georgeson, Maria Aitken, Cynthia Cleese, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer and Stephen Fry.

A Fish Called Wanda is the story of four unlikely thieves who arrange for a large diamond caper in London.

Movie Quotes

“To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I’ve known sheep who could outwit you. I’ve worn dresses with higher IQ’s. But you think you’re an intellectual don’t you, ape” – Wanda
“Apes don’t read philosophy.” – Otto
“Yes they do, Otto. They just don’t understand it.” – Wanda 
“Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not ‘Every man for himself.’ And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.” – Wanda

“Avoid the green ones. They’re not ripe yet.” – Otto

“Wanda, do you have any idea what it’s like being English? Being so correct all the time, being so stifled by this dread of, of doing the wrong thing, of saying to someone “Are you married?” and hearing “My wife left me this morning,” or saying, uh, “Do you have children?” and being told they all burned to death on Wednesday. You see, Wanda, we’re all terrified of embarrassment. That’s why we’re so… dead. Most of my friends are dead, you know, we have these piles of corpses to dinner. But you’re alive, God bless you, and I want to be, I’m so fed up with all this. I want to make love with you, Wanda. I’m a good lover – at least I used to be, back in the early 14th century. Can we go to bed?” – Archie Leach

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

John Cleese as Archie Leach

Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gershwitz

Kevin Kline as Otto

Michael Palin as Ken Pile

Tom Georgeson as Georges Thomason

Maria Aitken as Wendy

Cynthia Cleese as Portia

Patricia Hayes as Mrs. Coaty

Geoffrey Palmer as Judge

Stephen Fry as Hutchison