A Fish Called Wanda


Release Date 1988-07-07
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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 heist-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. The film is about a jewel heist and its aftermath. Kline won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Otto. Cleese and Palin won BAFTA Awards for Best Lead and Best Supporting for their acting.

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Actors & Characters

John Cleese John Cleese Archie Leach Archie Leach
Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis Wanda Gershwitz Wanda Gershwitz
Kevin Kline Kevin Kline Otto Otto
Michael Palin Michael Palin Ken Pile Ken Pile
Maria Aitken Maria Aitken Wendy Wendy
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson Georges Thomason Georges Thomason
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes Mrs. Coady Mrs. Coady
Cynthia Cleese Cynthia Cleese Portia Portia
Peter Jonfield Peter Jonfield Inspector Marvin Inspector Marvin
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry Hutchison Hutchison


Alan Hume Cinematography
Charles Crichton Director
John Cleese Director
John Jympson Editor
John Du Prez Music
Michael Shamberg Producer
John Cleese Writer