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Gone Fishin' (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 30 May 1997 (USA)
Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

Jill Mazursky (as Jill Mazursky Cody), J.J. Abrams (as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Joe Waters
Danny Glover ... Gus Green
Rosanna Arquette ... Rita
Lynn Whitfield ... Angie
Willie Nelson ... Billy 'Catch' Pooler
Nick Brimble ... Dekker Massey
Gary Grubbs ... Phil Beasly
Carol Kane ... Donna Waters
Edythe Davis ... Cookie Green
Jenna Bari ... Gena Waters
Samantha Brown Samantha Brown ... Tracy Green
Jeff DiLucca Jeff DiLucca ... Mack Waters
Jamil Akim O'Quinn Jamil Akim O'Quinn ... Gregory Green
Frankie Nasso ... Young Joe (as Frank Nasso)
Raynor Scheine ... Glenn
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Two working-class buddies, Joe and Gus, win a contest and get a free fishing trip. When they arrive, everything goes wrong - hurricanes, stolen car, blow-ups and other catastrophes follow them. Written by Anonymous

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Even the fish are laughing!

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny Glover admitted to doing this film purely for the money. See more »

Goofs

When the girls show up at the Rod and Gun Club, Joe and Gus are seated with wine on the table. When they stand up to greet the girls, the wine disappears. It reappears after they sit again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Joe: This summer's gonna be great, right, Gus?
Young Gus: Yeah, it can't get any worse than last summer.
Young Joe: That's for sure. See, last summer was a learning experience. For instance, we know where my father keeps his cigars.
Young Gus: Now, Joe, you shouldn't be smoking. Man, it's bad for you.
Young Joe: Rolled on the thighs of Cuban honeys. I swear, this summer's gonna be a ten.
Young Gus: Ten plus.
Young JoeYoung Gus: Borderline 11!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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What Went Wrong
Written and Performed by Peter Love, Roger Cain, Adam Kury, Scotty Kormos and Michael Lord
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Good clean fun comedy
16 July 2003 | by csweetleaf2See all my reviews

Gone Fishin' is a very good movie and it does not deserve to be in the Top 100 worst movies, it's one of the better comedies during the past 10 years and it seems to be scarce to find good comedies that doesn't contain little or no language or sexual innuendo cause that's what people seem to watch these days, the subplot with killer Dekker Massey keeps the movie rolling and while some parts seem to drag a bit, it's a good way to pass an hour and a half with family and friends. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Everglades City, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,784,123, 1 June 1997

Gross USA:

$19,745,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,745,922
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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