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Fierce Creatures (1997)

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Release Date
 USA: Jan 24, 1997
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 20, 1998
 R2: 10 Apr 2003

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Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country UK, USA

Studio Fish Productions, Jersey Films, UIP, Universal

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Other Titles
• Fierce Creatures
• Death Fish II (1996)
• Wilde Kreaturen (1997)

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Genre: Comedy, Animals, Slapstick, Mistaken Identity, Farce, Scams And Cons

Tagline: Don't pet them.

Plot: This reunion of the cast of A FISH CALLED WANDA is not a sequel, but features the trademark humor of John Cleese, Kevin Kline, and Jamie Lee Curtis, including Kline's genius double performance as an aging media mogul and his buffoon of a son. A riotous and scatterbrained story of frantic English zoo keeper (John Cleese) whose demesne is threatened by a tightfisted down sizing Australian media mogul, Vince McCain (Kevin Kline). A visit by the mogul's bumbling son, Rod McCain (Kevin Kline again) prompts a rash of changes at the zoo, including the order that the animals be made more fierce. In an effort to attract a huge parade of visitors the corporate moguls want to create a theme park atmosphere with only violent animals on display. In protest, the liberal zoo keepers fight back in a hilarious effort to prove the ferocious temperament of animals like the meerkat, deemed the "piranhas of the desert." When Willa Weston (Jamie Lee Curtis), a hard-nosed marketing genius, is sent to the zoo to look after the operation she is forced to look after Rod, as he creates marketing mayhem, with false celebrity sponsors, Disneyland-like costumes for the zoo keepers and advertisements run amok. As Willa spends more time around the downtrodden zoo keepers and their fearless leader, she realizes

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 Directed by
Fred Schepisi
Roxanne, I.Q., Six Degrees of Separation
Robert Young
Splitting Heirs, Jane Eyre, Vampire Circus
 Written by
John Cleese
Crood Awakening, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
John Cleese
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Shrek 2
Jamie Lee Curtis
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Kevin Kline
A Fish Called Wanda, Wild Wild West, The Ice Storm
Michael Palin
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Brazil
Carey Lowell
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Robert Lindsay
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Ronnie Corbett
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 Music By
Jerry Goldsmith
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