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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/AFishCalledWanda''. In Poland the movie is even called ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle A Lemur Called Rollo]]''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/AFishCalledWanda''. In Poland the movie is even called ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle ''[[TranslationMatchmaking A Lemur Called Rollo]]''


* DoWrongRight: Discussed. Vince 'warns' Willa that people might fear she's [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop sleeping her way to the top]]. Willa replies "as long as they don't think I'm sleeping my way to the middle".



* ExactWords: Willa thinks Rod is used to threesomes and open relationships, so she asks if one woman would be enough to satisfy him. He tells her that he hasn't been with 'one' woman for a long time.



* {{Irony}}: Neville falls for Vince's disguise as Rod, but thinks the actual Rod's corpse is a fake.



* LittleBlackDress: Willa has one naturally. She's even wearing it on the poster.



* MsFanservice: Jamie Lee Curtis. As Creator/RogerEbert puts it, she dresses as businesswomen would dress if careerwear was designed by Maidenform. (Or maybe more like a stripper in character as a businesswoman.)

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* MsFanservice: Jamie Lee Curtis. As Creator/RogerEbert puts it, she dresses as businesswomen would dress if careerwear was designed by Maidenform. (Or maybe more like a stripper in character as a businesswoman.)) Vince even says people might get the wrong idea if she dresses like that around the office.


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* NotWhatItLooksLike:
** Two female zookeepers start jumping on Rollo and kissing him. Vince and the patrons think he's about to have a threesome, but they had actually just found out he didn't kill their animals and are kissing him with relief.
** Rollo is seen coming out of a closet pantsless, with an IntimateOpenShirt, all sweaty, sighing "never again, at my age", with two women in their underwear in the other room. Willa predictably does not assume they were hiding in the closet with a tarantula on the loose.


** When Rollo institutes the "fierce creatures" policy and apparently starts to enforce it by taking away any animals that don't follow it and shooting them himself, the rest of the staff starts to do whatever it takes to protect the animals. Cut to descriptions of being mauled by sheep, with artfully-applied ketchup "slash marks" included.
* ChekhovsGun: A literal gun -- a little Beretta M-1934 pistol that is among the arsenal Rollo keeps in his office sees its use as this in the third act by Rod pulling it out to try to shoot Bugsy, then accidentally killing Rod via BoomHeadshot and subsequently to fake his suicide.



%%* JerkAss: Rod [=McCain=].

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%%* * JerkAss: Rod [=McCain=].[=McCain=]. Among other ways to belittle his son, he once said that his mother farted him out.


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* LittleUselessGun: The Beretta M-1934 (chambered in .380, but Bugsy mistakenly identifies it as shooting .32 ACP) that is used to kill Rod [=McCain=] looks like a toy gun and Rod even belittles it and laughs when he sees it (but uses it because it's the only gun around). A single accidental BoomHeadshot later, nobody's laughing.


%%* AssholeVictim: Rod [=McCain=].
%%* BadBoss: Rod [=McCain=].

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%%* * AssholeVictim: Rod [=McCain=].
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[=McCain=]. It says a lot that when his own son finds out he's dead, he starts to cry out of sheer joy.
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BadBoss: Rod [=McCain=].[=McCain=]. Not even his son is safe from potential GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity, he belittles and insults everybody, and several times he talks to Willa he doesn't even tries to tone down the sexual harassment.


The story concerns a British zoo recently acquired by New Zealand businessman Rod [=McCain=] (Kline) and put under the management of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo. He then has to justify his actions when his bosses, Rod's son Vince (also played by Kline) and sexy Willa (Curtis) arrive.

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The story concerns a British zoo recently acquired by New Zealand Australian businessman Rod [=McCain=] (Kline) and put under the management of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo. He then has to justify his actions when his bosses, Rod's son Vince (also played by Kline) and sexy Willa (Curtis) arrive.


* AssholeVictim: Rod [=McCain=].
* BadBoss: Rod [=McCain=].

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* %%* AssholeVictim: Rod [=McCain=].
* %%* BadBoss: Rod [=McCain=].



* BetterThanItSoundsFilm

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* %%* BetterThanItSoundsFilm



* CurseCutShort

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* %%* CurseCutShort



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace

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* %%* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace



* JerkAss: Rod [=McCain=].

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* %%* JerkAss: Rod [=McCain=].



-->'''Rollo:''' Oh...Well...

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-->'''Rollo:''' Oh...Well... well...


* BaitAndSwitch: When Vince ''finally'' realises his father's dead, he sags against a wall, seemingly broken up. When he turns round, however, it quickly becomes apparent that he's crying from delight over the fact his hated father is dead.



* EpicFail: Bugsy accidentally killing Rod. Not so much the fact he shot him, but the fact that by shooting him, he doomed his comrades to very swift life imprisonment. Not to mention, Rod has decided to keep the zoo open, mere seconds beforehand. Rollo points out how thoroughly they're all screwed in a tirade dripping with sarcasm.
-->'''Rollo:''' Oh, great. Terrific. He decides to keep the zoo open, so you kill him. Brilliant. Well done. Thank you so much, especially for shooting him right between the eyes so that it doesn't look like an accident. Because the people at Octopus will know he was coming here to close us down. So there's our motive for murdering him. Stunning. Well, Mr. Brain of Britain, what are we going to tell the police who are, of course, already on their way here? Another example of the thoroughness of your plan. Go on. I'm all ears. What do you suggest we do with the dead body of the ''incredibly'' famous man who you have just '''''ASSASSINATED'''''?

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* EpicFail: Bugsy accidentally killing Rod. Not so much the fact he shot him, but the fact that by shooting him, he doomed his comrades to very swift life imprisonment. Not to mention, Rod has decided to keep the zoo open, mere seconds beforehand. Rollo points out how thoroughly [[OhCrap they're all screwed screwed]] in a tirade [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tirade]] [[SarcasmMode dripping with sarcasm.
sarcasm]].
-->'''Rollo:''' Oh, great. Terrific. He decides to keep the zoo open, so you kill him. Brilliant. Well done. Thank you so much, especially for [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace shooting him right between the eyes so that it doesn't look like an accident.accident]]. Because the people at Octopus will know he was coming here to close us down. So there's our motive for murdering him. Stunning. Well, Mr. Brain of Britain, what are we going to tell the police who are, of course, already on their way here? Another example of the thoroughness of your plan. Go on. I'm all ears. What do you suggest we do with the dead body of the ''incredibly'' famous man who you have just '''''ASSASSINATED'''''?


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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Vince indulges in this while [[DesecratingTheDead pummelling his father's corpse]].
-->'''Vince''': ''[overjoyed]'' You're dead! You're dead! You're dead, you BIG! ''[punch]'' FAT! ''[punch]'' BASTARD!


The story concerns a British zoo recently acquired by New Zealand businessman Rod [=McCain=] (Kline) and put under the management of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo. He then has to justify his actions when his bosses, Rod's son Vince (also played by Cline) and sexy Willa (Curtis) arrive.

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The story concerns a British zoo recently acquired by New Zealand businessman Rod [=McCain=] (Kline) and put under the management of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo. He then has to justify his actions when his bosses, Rod's son Vince (also played by Cline) Kline) and sexy Willa (Curtis) arrive.


[[caption-width-right:300:Don't Pet Them]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Don't Pet Them]]


* MsFanservice: Jamie Lee Curtis. As RogerEbert puts it, she dresses as businesswomen would dress if careerwear was designed by Maidenform. (Or maybe more like a stripper in character as a businesswoman.)

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* MsFanservice: Jamie Lee Curtis. As RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert puts it, she dresses as businesswomen would dress if careerwear was designed by Maidenform. (Or maybe more like a stripper in character as a businesswoman.)


''Fierce Creatures'' (1997) is a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', starring the four main players from the earlier film: Creator/JohnCleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Creator/MichaelPalin. The movie was written by John Cleese and directed by Fred Schepisi and Robert Young.

The story concerns a British zoo recently acquired by New Zealand businessman Rod [=McCain=] (Kline) and put under the management of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo.

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''Fierce Creatures'' (1997) is a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', starring the four main players from the earlier film: Creator/JohnCleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Creator/KevinKline, and Creator/MichaelPalin. The movie was written by John Cleese and directed by Fred Schepisi and Robert Young.

The story concerns a British zoo recently acquired by New Zealand businessman Rod [=McCain=] (Kline) and put under the management of Rollo Lee (Cleese). In order to boost profits, Lee decides to institute a "fierce creatures" policy that means that only potentially deadly animals will be featured in the zoo. He then has to justify his actions when his bosses, Rod's son Vince (also played by Cline) and sexy Willa (Curtis) arrive.


* AccidentalPervert / NotWhatItLooksLike: Rollo Lee is constantly being being caught by Willa in embarrassing and seemingly lurid situations (such as being caught with half-dressed and nubile young lady zookeepers, and a sheep in his bedroom). They all have perfectly innocent but very convoluted and unlikely explanations.

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* AccidentalPervert / NotWhatItLooksLike: AccidentalPervert: Rollo Lee is constantly being being caught by Willa in embarrassing and seemingly lurid situations (such as being caught with half-dressed and nubile young lady zookeepers, and a sheep in his bedroom). They all have perfectly innocent but very convoluted and unlikely explanations.



* BadBoss : Rod [=McCain=].

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* BadBoss : BadBoss: Rod [=McCain=].



* {{Expy}}: Rod [=McCain=], eccentric Australian billionaire with a huge global business empire whose main business strategy is to buy out struggling entertainment businesses, revamp them to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and then sell them off for the money. Nope, doesn't sound like Rupert Murdoch at all...

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* {{Expy}}: Rod [=McCain=], eccentric Australian antipodean billionaire with a huge global business empire whose main business strategy is to buy out struggling entertainment businesses, revamp them to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and then sell them off for the money. Nope, doesn't sound like Rupert Murdoch at all...



* NetworkDecay : What a nice [[CyberPunk cyberpunked]] [[CardCarryingVillain rejoicing]]!

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* NetworkDecay : NetworkDecay: What a nice [[CyberPunk cyberpunked]] [[CardCarryingVillain rejoicing]]!


* ActingForTwo: Kline as both the [=McCains=].
* ActorAllusion: Rollo briefly calls Willa "Wanda" by accident. Wanda was Curtis' previous role in ''AFishCalledWanda''.
** "It's just a flesh wound"
* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation reveals that Rollo is the brother of Archie from ''AFishCalledWanda''.

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* ActingForTwo: Kline as both the [=McCains=].
* ActorAllusion: Rollo briefly calls Willa "Wanda" by accident. Wanda was Curtis' previous role in ''AFishCalledWanda''.
** "It's just a flesh wound"
* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation reveals that Rollo is the brother of Archie from ''AFishCalledWanda''.''Film/AFishCalledWanda''.



* ArtisticLicense Zoology: DO NOT LOOK A GORILLA IN THE EYES!
** There are several in-universe examples too:
--> '''Rollo:''' It says here they eat grass.
--> '''Lotterby:''' That's for hors d'oeuvres, sir. When their blood's up--
--> '''Rollo:''' Lotterby, you are trying to deceive me into thinking some of your animals are fierce...
* AssholeVictim: Rod [=McCain=]

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* ArtisticLicense Zoology: DO NOT LOOK A GORILLA IN THE EYES!
** There are several in-universe examples too:
--> '''Rollo:''' It says here they eat grass.
--> '''Lotterby:''' That's for hors d'oeuvres, sir. When their blood's up--
--> '''Rollo:''' Lotterby, you are trying to deceive me into thinking some of your animals are fierce...
* AssholeVictim: Rod [=McCain=][=McCain=].



* EpicFail: Bugsy accidentally killing Rod. Not so much the fact he shot him, but the fact that by shooting him, he doomed his comrades to very swift life imprisonment. Not to mention, Rod has decided to keep the zoo open, mere seconds beforehand.
** Rollo points out how thoroughly they're all screwed in a tirade dripping with sarcasm.

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* EpicFail: Bugsy accidentally killing Rod. Not so much the fact he shot him, but the fact that by shooting him, he doomed his comrades to very swift life imprisonment. Not to mention, Rod has decided to keep the zoo open, mere seconds beforehand.
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beforehand. Rollo points out how thoroughly they're all screwed in a tirade dripping with sarcasm.



* ExecutiveMeddling: The studio disliked the cut of the film that Robert Young turned in, which led to Fred Schepisi being hired to reshoot anything between just the ending or nearly half of the film, depending on who you believe.
** It could be half, since Fierce Creatures seems a bit more watered down with the language when comparing it to A Fish Called Wanda.



* FreudianSlipperySlope: John Cleese has a brilliant monologue about lemurs wherein he is unable to go five words without mentioning Jamie Lee Curtis' breasts.
** He even describes it as a "Freudian slit...-slut!...-slot!"

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* FreudianSlipperySlope: John Cleese has a brilliant monologue about lemurs wherein he is unable to go five words without mentioning Jamie Lee Curtis' breasts.
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breasts. He even describes it as a "Freudian slit...-slut!...-slot!"



* InadequateInheritor: See HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood above--Rod is going to cut Vince out of the will.
** By not actually dying; he's going to [[HumanPopsicle freeze himself]] and live forever, with his property going into a trust in the interim.
* JerkAss: Rod [=McCain=]

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* InadequateInheritor: See HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood above--Rod Rod is going to cut Vince out of the will.
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will. By not actually dying; he's going to [[HumanPopsicle freeze himself]] and live forever, with his property going into a trust in the interim.
* JerkAss: Rod [=McCain=][=McCain=].



* ProductionPosse: ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' and ''Fierce Creatures'' both share the same four actors: John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Palin.
** The same woman who played Wendy (Archie's wife) in ''Wanda'' also returns, this time playing Rollo's secretary. And John Cleese's daughter Cynthia, who played his daughter in ''Wanda'', here plays the blonde zookeeper.



* ShoutOut: "[[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Beautiful plumage]]", "[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Flesh wound]]", and, of course, calling Willa "Wanda".
** Bugsy can't stop talking until the moment where he kills someone, at which point he shuts up. In AFishCalledWanda, Ken (played by the same actor) cannot ''talk'' because of his stutter, until he kills someone, at which point he suddenly talks normally and won't shut up.
** Furthermore, the character of Bugsy has the same accent and manner of rambling on, despite whether or not anybody is listening, of the character Mr. Pither from MPFC.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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"[[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Beautiful plumage]]", "[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Flesh wound]]", and, of course, calling Willa "Wanda".
** Bugsy can't stop talking until the moment where he kills someone, at which point he shuts up. In AFishCalledWanda, ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', Ken (played by the same actor) cannot ''talk'' because of his stutter, until he kills someone, at which point he suddenly talks normally and won't shut up.
** Furthermore, the character of Bugsy has the same accent and manner of rambling on, despite whether or not anybody is listening, of the character Mr. Pither from MPFC.''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''AFishCalledWanda''. In Poland the movie is even called ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle A Lemur Called Rollo]]''
* [[ThoseTwoActors Those Four Actors]]: Note: This is ''not'' a sequel to ''Wanda''.
* ThrowItIn: After Rollo has called Willa Wanda by mistake, he is seen suppressing his laughter.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''AFishCalledWanda''. ''Film/AFishCalledWanda''. In Poland the movie is even called ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle A Lemur Called Rollo]]''
* [[ThoseTwoActors Those Four Actors]]: Note: This is ''not'' a sequel to ''Wanda''.
* ThrowItIn: After Rollo has called Willa Wanda by mistake, he is seen suppressing his laughter.
Rollo]]''



* YourCostumeNeedsWork: A meta-example. Kevin Cline plays both Rod and Vince [=McCain=] in the film, and Vince [=McCain=] ''also'' plays his own father, albeit with such unprofessional makeup techniques as turning his hair grey with flea powder and stuffing his cheeks with cotton balls and his jacket with toilet paper. Neville has this reaction to Vince as Rod.

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: A meta-example. Kevin Cline Kline plays both Rod and Vince [=McCain=] in the film, and Vince [=McCain=] ''also'' plays his own father, albeit with such unprofessional makeup techniques as turning his hair grey with flea powder and stuffing his cheeks with cotton balls and his jacket with toilet paper. Neville has this reaction to Vince as Rod.


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