A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

8.25 / Rated by 6 people

108 min.
Plot  London-based gangster George Thomason and his right-hand man, Ken Pile, an animal lover with a bad stutter, plan a jewel heist. They bring in two Americans to help: con artist Wanda Gershwitz and "weapons man" Otto West, a loud-mouthed Anglophobe who fancies himself an intellectual and hates being (correctly) called stupid. Wanda and Otto are lovers, but they hide this from George and Ken, pretending to be brother and sister, so Wanda can work her charms on them. The robbery goes well, and the thieves get away with a large sum in diamonds. However, they are briefly spotted during their getaway by Mrs. Coady, an elderly lady walking her three dogs. The group then hide the loot in a safe in an old workshop. Soon after, Wanda and Otto betray George to the police and he is arrested. They return to collect the loot, with Wanda planning to double-cross Otto as well, only to find that George has moved it. Wanda decides to seduce George's barrister, Archie Leach, so that he can persuade George...  



John Cleese
Archie Leach
Jamie Lee Curtis
Wanda Gershwitz
Kevin Kline
Otto West
Michael Palin
Ken Pile
Maria Aitken
Wendy Leach
Tom Georgeson
George Thomason
Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Eileen Coady
Cynthia Cleese
Portia Leach
Roger Brierley
Llewellyn Rees
Sir John
Stephen Fry
John Bird
Clerk of the Magistrate's Court (uncredited)


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A Fish Called Wanda
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