Classic Tuesdays: A Fish Called Wanda
Run Time: 108 min.
May 30, 2023 at 7pm
Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken
Director: Charles Crichton
Screenplay: John Cleese
An all-star comedic cast highlights this uproarious hit! Kevin Kline, who won an Oscar for his role, joins Monty Pythoners John Cleese and Michael Palin (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian) and sexy Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) in a film “so stuffed to the gills with laughs” (Los Angeles Times), you’ll fall for it hook, line and sinker! Four conniving jewel thieves, three Yorkshire terriers, two heaving bosoms and one proper British barrister. It all adds up to “a nonstop barrage of … outrageous plot twists and over-the-top performances” (L.A. Weekly) when a girl called Wanda (Curtis) tries to cheat her Nietzsche-quoting boyfriend (Kline), an animal-loving hitman (Palin) and an embarrassment-prone counselor (Cleese) out of a fortune in jewels in this hilariously funny farce!
1988 Academy Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor – Kevin Kline
2 Additional 1988 Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director – Charles Crichton
Best Original Screenplay
“Wanda defies gravity, in both senses of the word, and redefines a great comic tradition.”– Richard Schickel, Time Magazine
“Mixing acerbic Pythonesque humour with a sweet rom-com touch and wonderful comic performances, this may be the finest hour for any former Python.”– Emma Cochrane, Empire Magazine