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Gone Fishin' (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 30 May 1997 (USA)
Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

Jill Mazursky (as Jill Mazursky Cody), J.J. Abrams (as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Joe Waters
Danny Glover ... Gus Green
Rosanna Arquette ... Rita
Lynn Whitfield ... Angie
Willie Nelson ... Billy 'Catch' Pooler
Nick Brimble ... Dekker Massey
Gary Grubbs ... Phil Beasly
Carol Kane ... Donna Waters
Edythe Davis ... Cookie Green
Jenna Bari ... Gena Waters
Samantha Brown Samantha Brown ... Tracy Green
Jeff DiLucca Jeff DiLucca ... Mack Waters
Jamil Akim O'Quinn Jamil Akim O'Quinn ... Gregory Green
Frankie Nasso ... Young Joe (as Frank Nasso)
Raynor Scheine ... Glenn
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Storyline

Two working-class buddies, Joe and Gus, win a contest and get a free fishing trip. When they arrive, everything goes wrong - hurricanes, stolen car, blow-ups and other catastrophes follow them. Written by Anonymous

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Even the fish are laughing!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Everglades City, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,784,123, 1 June 1997

Gross USA:

$19,745,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,745,922
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Candy and Rick Moranis were originally attached to the lead roles. But Candy died, and Moranis retired shortly after talks began. See more »

Goofs

When the knife falls of the boat (at 0:44:10 to 0:44:19), it has a wire visible dangling it from to the boat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Joe: This summer's gonna be great, right, Gus?
Young Gus: Yeah, it can't get any worse than last summer.
Young Joe: That's for sure. See, last summer was a learning experience. For instance, we know where my father keeps his cigars.
Young Gus: Now, Joe, you shouldn't be smoking. Man, it's bad for you.
Young Joe: Rolled on the thighs of Cuban honeys. I swear, this summer's gonna be a ten.
Young Gus: Ten plus.
Young JoeYoung Gus: Borderline 11!
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Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Down In The Everglades
Written by Totch Brown
Performed by Willie Nelson
Produced and arranged by Randy Edelman
Willie Nelson appears courtesy of Island Records
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No big fish caught...
7 November 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, this is pretty much your basic slapstick goof ball comedy. You have two fairly dim-witted people who aren't too keen on their surroundings and the havoc they wreak around them, and they get into a bunch if jiffies along the way. There, that was pretty much the lay down of the general story.

Now, the performances of Pesci and Glover, are as usual, right on. They both did a good job with their roles, and the chemistry between the two worked marvelous.

There are lots of situations throughout the movie that makes you cringe your toes in awkwardness, but the movie only managed to get a couple of laughs out in me. Lots of pulling on the smiles, but not really the type of comedy that makes you cringe over and laugh so hard you have tears trickling down your cheeks.

The supporting roles were nicely filled out as well, though many of the characters in the movie were somewhat quirky.

The movie is fairly wholesome to watch and good for an entertaining evening, but I say it is hardly the type of movie you return to again a second time, unless you are a die-hard Glover or Pesci fan.


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