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.
PG (For thematic elements, suggestive humor and language)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Nickolas Grace
as Mr. Stratton-Luce
Claire Cox
as Floss
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
Nicola Duffett
as Mrs. Ray
Larry Randall
as Golfer
Neil Peplow
as Golfer
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
Wolf Christian
as Mr. Thor
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 (5)

The chemistry between the leads is undeniable

June 11, 2005

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

August 16, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A good, old-fashioned romantic comedy.

Full Review… | March 17, 2002
Goatdog's Movies

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

Full Review… | March 2, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

A light, easy-going fluff piece.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Shooting Fish


"Shooting Fish is a very surprisingly funny con artist comedy. Made up of a lot of well thought out ingenious cons and some very surprising twists in the film's final 30 minutes." Full review at:

Snipes .
Snipes .

It was alright...

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

One of the funniest british comedies I ever saw. A very young Kate Beckinsale. A great young cast. Watch this and thank me later.

Tim Salsgiver
Tim Salsgiver

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