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Shooting Fish1998

Shooting Fish (1998)



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As con men, Dylan and Jez are the perfect complimentary pair. An American with an uncanny feel for numbers, handsome Dylan (Dan Futterman) is the smooth talker, while the introverted, dweeby Brit Jez (Stuart Townsend) is a computer genius. Their latest scam involves a computer supposedly capable of recognizing voices. To help them, they hire pretty secretary Georgie (Kate Beckinsale). A highly intelligent medical student, Georgie quickly figures out her bosses' game, but she has trouble of her own because she is being forced to marry an idiotic aristocrat. It doesn't take long for her to befriend the two grifters. This fast-paced romantic comedy follows the sly exploits of the newly formed trio, who have a knack for extricating themselves from dangerous situations by the narrowest margins.


Nickolas Grace
as Mr. Stratton-Luce
Peter Capaldi
as Mr. Gilzean
Ralph Ineson
as Mr. Ray
Annette Crosbie
as Mrs. Cummins
Jane Lapotaire
as Dylan's Headmistress
Phyllis Logan
as Mrs. Ross
Rowena Cooper
as Jez's Teacher
Scott Charles
as Samuel (age 8)
Antonia Corrigan
as Antonia (age 8)
Myles Anderson
as Jez (age 8)
Harry Ditson
as IRS Man
Jacob Macoby
as Dylan (age 8)
Tom Chadbon
as Mr. Greenaway
Vicki Bensted
as Bank Clerk
Arabella Weir
as Mrs. Stratton-Luce
Alan Cooke
as Car Park Attendant
Andree Evans
as Mrs. Furnival-Jones
Ralph Watson
as Vigilante
Harry Gostelow
as Vigilante
Louis Schwartz
as Bandaged Baby
Alan Sollinger
as Gasometer Foreman
Cosmo Scurr
as Boy with Tennis Ball
Paul Kynman
as Chauffeur
Philip York
as Detective
Nicholas Woodeson
as Mr. Collyns
Louis Mahoney
as Magistrate
John Clegg
as Church Vicar
Emily Braham
as Bridesmaid
Phil Evans
as Prison Guard
Otto Jarman
as Prison Guard
Adam Fogerty
as Bruiser
David Glover
as Prison Governor
Catherine Russell
as Crematorium Cleaning Lady
Ronald Markham
as Crematorium Vicar
Dickie Graydon
as Racehorse Trainer
Tim Stern
as Panfield
Paul Williamson
as Weighing-in Official
Peter O'Sullevan
as Race Commentator
Linda Spurrier
as The Hon. Mrs. Wescot
Ahmed Khalil
as Prince Ahmed
Barry Woolgar
as Friend of Lady Georgina
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Critic Reviews for Shooting Fish

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (7)

The chemistry between the leads is undeniable

June 11, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend and, especially, Kate Beckinsale have enough charisma for this film and a sequel or two.

August 16, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

A good, old-fashioned romantic comedy.

March 17, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A fast-paced English comedy that sparkles thanks to the performance of Kate Beckinsale.

March 2, 2002 | Full Review…

A diabolically clever caper film that moves at a whiz-bang pace.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A light, easy-going fluff piece.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shooting Fish


It was alright...

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Brilliant film and very funny.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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