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A Fish Called Wanda

Released 1988
Distributor MGM

A comic crime caper stuffed with eccentric supporting characters, A FISH CALLED WANDA is in the best tradition of British comedies like THE LAVENDER HILL MOB. That should be no surprise because the director, Charles Crichton, is responsible for both. Crichton’s amazing career began in the thirties as an editor on THINGS TO COME and THIEF OF BAGDAD and ended in 1998 with WANDA, co-written with star John Cleese. The film was enormously successful winning an Academy Award for co-star Kevin Kline and BAFTA Awards for Cleese and Michael Palin for Best Actor and Supporting Actor.

About Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is best known for creating the classic satirical eighties sitcom Sledge Hammer! and the recent controversial "ultra violent" comedy Bullet in the Face for IFC. For years he's been regarded as one of Hollywood's top script doctors and has never lost a patient.