A Fish Called Wanda Trailer & Clips


A Fish Called Wanda full movie is released on Jul 29, 1988. Watch A Fish Called Wanda online - the Russian Comedy movie from United Kingdom , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $62,493,712. A Fish Called Wanda is directed by Charles Crichton,John Cleese and created by John Cleese with John Cleese and Jamie Lee Curtis. A Fish Called Wanda is available online on Hoopla and Tubi TV.

In London, Georges Thomason (Tom Georgeson), his seductive American girlfriend Wanda Gershwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis), and their associate Ken Pile (Sir Michael Palin) are planning their latest crime: a diamond heist that should net them 13 million pounds sterling. They plan to leave the country with the goods after the heist. On Wanda's recommendation, they enlist the help of her weapons-expert brother Otto West (Kevin Kline) for this heist. Actually, Otto isn't Wanda's brother, but her latest lover, a dimwit who gets off on his own body odor and believes he's an intellectual because he reads Nietzsche and does not tolerate being called stupid by anyone. Wanda has one weakness in men which is how Otto was able to get her to be his lover: speaking Italian in seduction. Wanda and Otto plan to double-cross Georges by having him arrested for the heist while they abscond with the jewels. Wanda further plans to triple-cross Otto by eliminating him from the picture after she has the jewels. They are able to get Georges arrested with him not knowing who tipped the off the police, and implicated by elderly eyewitness Eileen Coady (Patricia Hayes). With Georges in jail, Wanda and Otto discover that he has protected his investment by moving the jewels from their agreed location to a hidden one, telling nobody where they are but offering Ken a slight hint. Georges gives Ken, an animal lover with an extreme stutter, the task of killing Mrs. Coady before she is able to testify against him, as she is the Crown's primary witness. Meanwhile, Wanda has her own plan to reach her end goal: seduce George's defense lawyer Archie Leach (John Cleese) and find out Georges' secrets about the heist, including the location of the jewels. Archie may be easy prey for Wanda's seduction, as his wife Wendy (Maria Aitken) is a self-absorbed woman who pays him little attention. Otto might throw a wrench into Wanda's plans if he finds out what she's doing.

As know as:

Ένα ψάρι που το έλεγαν Γουάντα, Рыбка по имени Ванда, Um Peixe Chamado Wanda, Žuvelė vardu Vanda, Wanda adında bir balık

Release Date:

Jul 15, 1988

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 01, 2006


United Kingdom, United States


Russian, French, English, Italian

Stream Service:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

Production Companies:

Prominent Features, Star Partners Limited Partnership

Gross worldwide:



A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood., A New Comedy About Sex, Murder and Seafood.


John Pym
Sight & Sound
To those who appreciate Ealing comedy (which is to say all right-thinking people), watching the film is like chancing on a Hogarth sketch in grandmother's attic, clearly and unmistakably signed by the Master.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 16, 2020
Peter Travers
People Magazine
Putting heart and heat into a film that could have easily slid by on silliness, Cleese proves himself a master actor.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 30, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
Perhaps the most unusual aspect of what is surely the year's most original and daring comedy is that John Cleese is not the funniest performer in it. Believe it or not, that honor goes to none other than the usually somber Kevin Kline.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 30, 2013

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