History Film / AFishCalledWanda

13th Jan '17 7:02:53 AM Kitchen90
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''A Fish Called Wanda'' is a 1988 British comedy film starring Creator/KevinKline, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/MichaelPalin. The film is the final--and best known--film of legendary British comedy director Charles Crichton and its screenplay was written by Cleese and Crichton.

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''A Fish Called Wanda'' is a 1988 British comedy film starring Creator/KevinKline, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/MichaelPalin. The film is the final--and final (and best known--film known) film of legendary British comedy director Charles Crichton Crichton, and its screenplay was written by Cleese both him and Crichton.
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18th Nov '16 8:03:27 PM darthpaul
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** Otto, for a given value of "victim", when Ken runs him over with the steamroller.
9th Nov '16 2:20:57 PM nombretomado
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* FawltyTowersPlot: The movie (starring [[JohnCleese Basil Fawlty,]] appropriately enough) is built around convoluted lies. Archie trying to recover a locket and robbing his own house is one of the funniest.

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* FawltyTowersPlot: The movie (starring [[JohnCleese [[Creator/JohnCleese Basil Fawlty,]] appropriately enough) is built around convoluted lies. Archie trying to recover a locket and robbing his own house is one of the funniest.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Well, JohnCleese didn't drop his trousers just so we could admire his physique...

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Well, JohnCleese Creator/JohnCleese didn't drop his trousers just so we could admire his physique...



* OrderedApology: Otto holds Archie out a window, by his ankles, while Archie gives a formal apology [[TheComicallySerious in the manner expected]] of JohnCleese playing a lawyer.

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* OrderedApology: Otto holds Archie out a window, by his ankles, while Archie gives a formal apology [[TheComicallySerious in the manner expected]] of JohnCleese Creator/JohnCleese playing a lawyer.
4th Oct '16 9:32:23 AM Geoduck
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* GilliganCut: "Alright, alright, I apologize."



-->'''Wanda:''' "Now let me correct you on a couple of things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not 'Every man for himself.' And UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground is not a political movement! Those are all mistakes, Otto! I looked them up."

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-->'''Wanda:''' "Now Now let me correct you on a couple of things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not 'Every man for himself.' And UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground is not a political movement! Those are all mistakes, Otto! I looked them up."



** At a different point Wanda orders Otto to apologize as well.



-->'''Ken:''' [[InvokedTrope ''(roaring)'' '''REVENGE!''']]

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-->'''Ken:''' [[InvokedTrope ''(roaring)'' '''REVENGE!''']][[InvokedTrope REVENGE!]]
18th Aug '16 7:45:14 AM Morgenthaler
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2nd Aug '16 12:01:42 AM Fireblood
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* TakeThat: The epilogue has one against apartheid South Africa, saying Otto immigrated there to become the Minister of Justice. This is all the more ironic as Kevin Kline played the South African dissident Donald Woods a year earlier in ''Film/CryFreedom''.

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* TakeThat: The epilogue has one against apartheid South Africa, saying Otto immigrated there to become the Minister of Justice. This is all the more ironic as Kevin Kline played the South African dissident Donald Woods a year earlier in ''Film/CryFreedom''. Then again, that might have inspired the joke.
2nd Aug '16 12:00:52 AM Fireblood
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* TakeThat: The epilogue has one against apartheid South Africa, saying Otto immigrated there to become the Minister of Justice. This is all the more ironic as Kevin Kline played the South African dissident Donald Woods a year earlier in ''Film/CryFreedom''.
14th Jun '16 5:31:39 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:Fish on poster may be deceptively sexy. You have been warned.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Fish [[caption-width-right:300:Fish on poster may be deceptively sexy. You have been warned.]]]]


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23rd May '16 4:14:32 PM G-MANN
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* TheWoobie: Ken suffers from a severe stammer, is continually bullied by Otto and as an animal lover gets very upset when he keeps accidentally killing another one of Mrs. Coady's dogs instead of her.
23rd May '16 4:13:50 PM G-MANN
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* Woobie: Ken suffers from a severe stammer, is continually bullied by Otto and as an animal lover gets very upset when he keeps accidentally killing another one of Mrs. Coady's dogs instead of her.

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* Woobie: TheWoobie: Ken suffers from a severe stammer, is continually bullied by Otto and as an animal lover gets very upset when he keeps accidentally killing another one of Mrs. Coady's dogs instead of her.
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