A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Continuity mistake: After Ken reverses the steamroller after running Otto over with it, you can see a red patch signifying his splattered body in front of the roller. However, a few scenes later, Otto is seen alive. (Otto was originally meant to die, until test audience feedback influenced a change of mind on the part of the filmmakers.)

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Visible crew/equipment: When George enters Ken's apartment the first time and Wanda approaches him, if you look in the mirror you should be able to see a crouching crew member wearing a blue shirt.

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Mortug

Visible crew/equipment: When Jamie Lee Curtis is leaving John Cleese's office, she kisses him goodbye and calls him Uncle. After she has left, you can clearly see the cameraman move into view of the mirror.

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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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Tiffany Fife

Trivia: The actress who played Archie's daughter Portia is also John Cleese's real-life daughter.

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Trivia: The real name of the actor who plays Georges Thomason in the film is Tom Georgeson. His character name was definitely a play on his real name.

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Otto: Asshole.

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Otto: I'm, uh, Harvey. Manfred... Jen... Sen... Den.

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Otto: Now, apologize.
Archie: What?
Otto: Apologize.
Archie: Are you totally deranged?
Otto: [long pause.] You pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant twerp scumbag, fuck-face dickhead asshole!
Archie: How very interesting. You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?
Otto: You're the vulgarian, you fuck! Now apologize.

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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

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: 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.

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