In a fish called wanda, jamie lee curtis plays an ambitious con artist who uses every ounce of her sexual wiles to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by her gangster lover tom georgeson. A fish called wanda, 1988 directed by charles crichton starring john cleese, jamie lee curtis, kevin kline, and michael palin synopsis: a fish called wanda has been released on blu-ray before. ``wanda`s`` farcical elements doesn`t come naturally to either director charles crichton or screenwriter-star john cleese the film`s freneticism seems artificially induced too often. It's worth mentioning that whilst john cleese not only wrote but helped in directing a fish called wanda it is charles crichton who is the main director and fans of ealing comedies will recognize the name because he directed amongst other things the lavender hill mob. Critics consensus: smartly written, smoothly directed, and solidly cast, a fish called wanda offers a classic example of a brainy comedy with widespread appeal synopsis: an ambitious and sexy con artist uses every tool at her disposal to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by.
The charles crichton-directed comedy about a band of jewel thieves, which cleese co-wrote and starred in, grossed $625 million domestically ($125 million today) and garnered two oscar nominations. Directed by fred schepisi, robert young with john cleese, jamie lee curtis, kevin kline, michael palin zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors. The film a fish called wanda is an american-british heist comedy film released in 1988 the film is written by john cleese with charles crichton, directed by charles crichton and produced by michael shamberg.
2 crichton and john cleese spent five years writing the film a fish called wanda was years, even decades, in the making cleese and crichton first met and began discussing ideas for a comedy heist film, inspired by the lavender hill mob, all the way back in 1969 though they parted ways professionally, cleese continued to look for opportunities to collaborate on a film with crichton. A fish called wanda is vintage black comedy, british-style -- a cruel, dastardly, down-and-dirty jewel-robbery romp that pits thief against thief, while entangling an innocent bystander in the web. The two men had worked together earlier when mr crichton directed more than a dozen lucrative and often funny management-training films for video arts, a film company owned by mr cleese.
John cleese, actor: a fish called wanda john cleese was born on october 27, 1939, in weston-super-mare, england, to muriel evelyn (cross) and reginald francis cleese he was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Kline won an oscar for his performance, but the laugh-out-loud funny film also drew nominations for its writing (cleese) and directing (charles crichton) «a fish called wanda» directed by charles crichton. The hugely successful american-british heist comedy film a fish called wanda, co-written by former python john cleese and the veteran ealing comedy director charles crichton (the lavender hill mob), was nominated for three academy awards including best director and best original screenplay, winning best supporting actor for kevin kline cleese.
A fish called wanda was written and directed by john cleese and charles crichton odds are you are familiar with monty python member, cleese but you'll be forgiven if crichton's name escapes you. A fish called wanda jamie lee curtis, kevin kline, stephen fry a fish called wanda is a 1988 heist-comedy film written by john cleese and charles crichton it was directed by crichton and stars cleese, jamie lee curtis, kevin kline, and michael palin. Directed by charles crichton of ealing studios fame, and co-written by crichton and monty python alum john cleese, a fish called wanda involves a diamond heist gone wrong and the love.
A fish called wanda is the catch o' the day -- a fresh and flaky farce, half-baked and served with a saucy performance by jamie lee curtis and your choice of chaps (john cleese, michael palin. Released on july 07 of 1988 in the usa, a fish called wanda (also known as pesce di nome wanda, un, fisch namens wanda, ein) is a comedy/crime film directed by charles crichton john cleese is starring, alongside jamie lee curtis , kevin kline , michael palin , maria aitken and tom georgeson. Since the film was co-written and directed by charles crichton, the veteran director of british crime comedies hue and cry (1947) and the lavender hill mob (1951), a fish called wanda is often compared to those early films directed for ealing studios. Directed by charles crichton, john cleese with john cleese, jamie lee curtis, kevin kline, michael palin in london, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
A fish called wanda succeeds on all counts it's a stunningly original mix of classic british comedy tropes, scurrilous american vulgarity and farcical characterizations it's a stunningly original mix of classic british comedy tropes, scurrilous american vulgarity and farcical characterizations. Product features a fish called wanda - john cleese, michael palin previous page 1 2 3 8 next page show results for. Perhaps his greatest film success was a fish called wanda (1988), a blockbuster comedy directed by ealing studio veteran charles crichton and starring cleese as an uptight british barrister, jamie lee curtis as a sexy con artist, kevin kline as her macho boyfriend and michael palin as an hilariously tortured animal lover with a stutter.