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The Annihilation of Fish (1999)

R | | Romance | January 2000 (USA)
After years of living alone, an eccentric black and white couple find real companionship and romance. Lynn Redgrave and Jams Earl Jones are just wonderful.

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Charles Burnett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn Redgrave ... Poinsettia
James Earl Jones ... Fish
Margot Kidder ... Mrs. Muldroone
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... New York City Minister
David Kogen David Kogen ... Social Worker
Arlene Albertson Arlene Albertson ... Woman at Bus Station
Dale Franzen Dale Franzen ... Opera Performer 1
Gary Bachlund Gary Bachlund ... Opera Performer 2
Ronald F. Hoiseck ... Reno Minister (as Ron Hoiseck)
Sarah Benoit ... Reno Minister's Wife
Victoria Prismantas ... Young Hippie Woman
Phillip Kako Phillip Kako ... Hippie Preacher
Shannon Wilcox ... Hippie Preacher's Wife
Hoyt Richards ... Man in Bar
Anthony Guidera ... Gun Seller
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After years of living alone, an eccentric black and white couple find real companionship and romance. Lynn Redgrave and Jams Earl Jones are just wonderful.

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Genres:

Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotas kai alles morfes trellas See more »

Filming Locations:

South Pasadena, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Poinsettia: I miss you, Fish. I must be the only woman on the planet a man's ever given up for a demon!
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Engaging Unique Love Story
2 May 2000 | by BillWSee all my reviews

A love story about two people (James Earl Jones and Lynn Redgrave) who end up in the same boarding house (run by Margot Kidder in one of her best performances ever), after being rejected by society and the people whom they have counted on for support. As they fall in love they have to deal with the unusual ways that each of them have created purpose for themselves--the very reasons society has rejected them--while also facing their prejudices about age, race, and sex.

I saw this film at the 2000 USA Film Festival and thoroughly enjoyed it. All the performances are first-rate, as is the cinematography, the script and the music.

This film is unlikely to get wide distribution, due to the fact that it does not feature wet teenagers or loud rock-and-roll, but if you do get the opportunity to see it, do. You'll be glad you did.


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