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Gone Fishin'


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  • Actors: Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield, Willie Nelson
  • Directors: Christopher Cain
  • Writers: Jill Mazursky, J.J. Abrams
  • Producers: Jill Mazursky, Julie Bergman Sender, Lou Arkoff, Richard H. Prince, Roger Birnbaum
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video// Mill Creek
  • DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008977G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,261 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Gone Fishin'" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

This hilarious hit stars Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON series) and Joe Pesci (MY COUSIN VINNY, LETHAL WEAPON II & III) as the funniest fishermen ever to throw out a line! Best buddies Gus (Glover) and Joe (Pesci) eagerly anticipate another quiet, relaxing fishing trip. Only things don't go quite as they planned! Instead, they innocently create an unstoppable series of outrageous mishaps, destroying everything in their wake! Catch all the crowd-pleasing fun and nonstop laughs as these pals land in one comic disaster after another and deliver one of the wildest comedy adventures in years!

Customer Reviews

Great movie, very funny!
C. Dillon
If you want to have a good laugh and feel better after, get this movie.
C. Atwood
My family loves this movie.
Amy Baldwin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Erika Borsos VINE VOICE on October 17, 2005
Format: DVD
The film starts out in New Jersey when Joe and Gus are around ages 10 - 12 years fishing on the shore. They are talking about life, their plans for the future. Joe is smoking a cigar. Gus warns him it is not healthy. Joe flicks the cigar back, it lands in a long pipe, which starts a fire that leads to some factory. In the background, the lights of a nearby city go out one after the other. In the next scene, Joe's photo makes front page news, he is credited with having caused a "blackout" in at least 1/3 of the city.

Next scene, Joe and Gus are adults, still best friends ... they live next door to each other, in almost identical houses. They have a family and are planning a "fishing trip of a lifetime" in the Florida Everglades. They drive down to Florida with their fishing boat behind them. They make a stop at a Florida cracker style restaurant and discuss their plans. A sophisticated British man, who it turns out is a con artist, overhears them. He plays them for suckers, while asking questions about fishing lures and flatters them for their knowledge and skills. After saying good-bye, he lifts the keys to their car and drives off. Joe and Gus look out the window and comment ... about someone having the same kind of car and fishing boat ... when it dawns on them what happened.

The hilarity continues ... somehow they manage to save their fishing boat and rationalize they are lucky, things could always be worse, at least they have their boat. The guys meet a wealthy fisherman who mentions a yacht club in Florida where he plans to go fishing, he invites them to visit. They are picked up by two young women, whom they believe are impressed with their looks and male attributes ... but who quiz them about the con artist.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1999
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
This video received little notice in major reviews but provides great family entertainment. A sleeper of a movie, it deserves better acclaim, and features great acting and comedy situations that keep going throughout the feature. Although some parts can be dull (Willie Nelson has a bit part that could be spiced up a degree), the overall film was very enjoyable and should appeal to the broader audience. Rated PG. Will be great when released on DVD.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Larry R. Sims on October 11, 2005
Format: DVD
Gone fishing is a delightful movie that the whole family can enjoy.Joe Pescie and Danny Glover are deliver a good clean [no foul language] film that reminds me of the fun times when I went fishing...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mike on August 22, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
oh come on, don't listen to the people who badmouthed this one...it's perhaps the dumbest funny movie of all time but that's okay because it works! If you appreciate shamelessly dumb humor, you ought to be purchasing this one right now. My good friend and I have adopted "borderline eleven" thing, whenever something exciting or good happens. We jokingly use a lot of quotes from this movie actually. I would recommend this as a stoner movie as well. Some of the things main character Gus and Joe do and say and ABSURDLY stupid, and remember absurdity is a key ingredient to humor. Take the first scene, for example...I would say one of the funniest opening scenes I've ever seen. "Rolled on the thighs of cuban honeys".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason P. Pumphrey VINE VOICE on May 30, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Mill Creek Entertainment has done it again, this time they have put out a stellar blu-ray edition of the buddy comedy "Gone Fishin'".
It's great to see the Lethal Weapon actors Joe Pesci and Danny Glover having such a great time together.
Country music legend Willie Nelson also appears in the film.
The PQ is great, and it's finally anamorphic, as the old Buena Vista dvd was not.
The AQ is nice too, to top it off the film's theatrical trailer is included.
Keep up the great job Mill Creek Entertainment!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2002
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
You'll either hate it or love it. Great cast of stars including a cameo by Willie Nelson (representing the would-be spirit of all fly fishermen). The Dumb and dumber movie of the fly-fishing world. VERY funny and a good family flick. Some reused stunts but a lot of creative ones too. A real good spoof on those that would rather fish than anything else. Don't pay attention to those negative reviews - check it out for yourself. A sleeper of a comedy. Waiting for the DVD version with cut scenes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pork Chop on February 7, 2010
Format: DVD
Gone Fishin' (1997) is a screwball comedy with a some road movie
in it, as well.

Taken for its designed purpose - which is to make people forget
about their worries, make them giggle and laugh - it's entirely
successful.

This one has a general, all ages or family rating not entirely
surprising considering that both actors play life-long pals having
grown to be older, dreaming of going fishing in the Everglades, FL
after many years working in blue collar jobs.

This is unique for the time spent showing the fishing spots in that
marshes area, the travel done on an airboat to go quickly from area
to area.

There's also some humor surrounding the people skills of Lynn
Whitfield mainly, and Rosanna Arquette as well, in the way they
react to 2 married men with kids, giving them a bit too much
personal attention on account of relative personalities and
attractiveness.

The soundtrack is All-American, with Willie Nelson in outstanding
shape both with vocals and on-screen presence, playing the film's
anthem.

For those wanting to see the marshes again in another movie, I
would suggest "Wild Things" with Matt Dilon, which was a decent
movie.

The filming is wide-screen, and crystal clear.

In sum, this one is a successful comedy, leveraging the reputations
of both Joe Pesci and Danny Glover in roles that at first glance,
one would never suspected as suitable - as compatible fishermen
and as comedians as well.
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