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A Fish Called Wanda Movie Trivia

A Fish Called Wanda Trivia

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Film facts for the 1988 Comedy movie starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline More Cast


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Kevin Kline won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film.
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John Cleese's character is called "Archie Leach", which is Cary Grant's real name. Cary Grant and John Cleese are both from the same hometown, Weston-Super-Mare.
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John Cleese and Michael Palin are probably best known as one-third of the comedy troupe "Monty Python".
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Leach's daughter Portia is played by Cleese's real-life daughter Cynthia Cleese, credited as Cynthia Caylor (II).
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The scene where Otto sits up in the background behind Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) is reminiscent of a scene in Halloween (1978), in which the character of Michael Myers sat up behind Curtis' character.
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When Otto (Kevin Kline), suggests possible snitchers to George, he suggests "Kevin Delaney", which are Kline's first and middle names.
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While Kevin Kline won the best supporting Oscar, Michael Palin won the British equivalent.
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The hymn that the choirboys sing at the dogs' funerals is: "Miserere Dominus, miserere Dominus, Canis mortus est," which translated into English is: "Have mercy, Lord; have mercy, Lord; the dog is dead."
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Georges Thomason is played by Tom Georgeson!
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The plot, in which four desperate characters attempt a daring heist, was modelled after Crichton's own 'The Lavender Hill Mob'.
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The film's producer Michael Shamberg is featured in the line up. He is the one wearing the blue Nike shirt!
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Mrs Coady's address at Basil Street was where the Monty Pythons had their very first meeting.
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Despite Kline winning the Oscar for this film, he's probabaly best known for playing a presidential look-alike in the 1993 smash "Dave".

The character of Dave himself is nothing like Otto, but some comparisons could be made (in a political sense) to the unscrupulous president he impersonates!
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In 2002, John Cleese briefly took over the role of 'Q' in the James Bond film "Die Another Day", but whether he'll return in any more is still up in the air.

He's also appeared in several Harry Potter films as the ghost called 'Nearly Headless Nick'.
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There is an episode of The Simpsons entitled "A Fish Called Selma" an obvious shout out to this movie.
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In lieu of making a sequel, "Fierce Creatures" was instead produced.



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