A Fish Called Wanda

New this month Question: What is the orchestral piece playing during Otto and Wanda's bedroom scene?

New this month Answer: It is a piece called 'Sword Ballet' from the score for the movie by John Du Prez.

Question: I have this on DVD, but I'm sure a scene was cut out, on the video was there a scene where Archie was standing there naked and the family walk in, and Wanda comes down, kisses him, and leaves?

Chosen answer: Haven't ever seen a deleted scene of this. It's more likely that Wanda slipped out an upstairs door or window.

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Question: If Otto can't get his feet out of the wet cement, how on earth does he manage to extract his entire body?

Chosen answer: It was comic license...how did he survive being run over with a five ton piece of heavy machinery or falling off an airplane? Don't read too much into it.

Question: So what was John Cleese saying in Russian?

Chosen answer: John Cleese was reciting the poem "Molitva" by Mikhail Lermontov. He learned and memorized it phonetically and has admitted that he had no idea what the words actually meant.

Angela Brown

Question: Why was the American Special Edition recalled?

Chosen answer: The Deluxe Edition that was supposed to come out on 8/1 has been delayed to 10/10 due to MGM changing their distributer.

Myridon

Plot hole: Shortly after the robbery, Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis get together in a little flat and Kline calls the police from a landline to tell them who committed the robbery. In England this would immediately lead the police to the flat from which the call was made, and the person reporting the robbery would be the first person the police would want to find and speak to. Otto has handed it to them on a plate. (00:12:29)

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Trivia: John Cleese's character name, Archie Leach, was Cary Grant's real name (Archibald Leach). John named his character himself as a tribute because they were born in towns near to each other.

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