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      Gone Fishin'

      PG Released May 30, 1997 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy List
      4% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 37% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Joe (Joe Pesci) and Gus (Danny Glover) are lifelong friends who seem to encounter disaster wherever they go. They're ecstatic when they find out they've won a fishing trip to Florida, and quickly embark on a road trip. But their adventure takes a turn for the worse when they cross paths with a smooth-talking con man (Nick Brimble) who makes off with Joe's car. They hitch a ride with two women -- Rita (Rosanna Arquette) and Angie (Lynn Whitfield) -- and find themselves in outlandish situations. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 05 Buy Now

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      Sloppy, formulaic, and unfunny, Gone Fishin' marks a painful low point in the careers of its two talented leads.

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      DennisFeinstein08 I used to watch this with my grandma and grandpa all the time when I was young. This is a hilariously-good classic, loaded with great actors. 👌 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Christopher J this movie is funny but the acting is horrible and the main characters are annoying as f### but if you want a funny movie with dumb characters this movie is just for you Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review jrnation5788 Misfire in every sense of the word. A script so repetitive and cringeworthy. A plot with an rehashed idea and stupid execution. A set of great actors who cashed a paycheck and nothing more. ‘Gone Fishin' should have been a fun late 90's comedy but leaves nothing more than a skidmark on the careers of everybody involved. A PG rating certainly didn't help either. Steer clear of this time waster. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/05/22 Full Review Audience Member My favorite childhood classic. If you hate on this movie I will fight you Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review scott s One of the worst pieces of crap I have ever seen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It was funny had its moments Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nick Charles New York Daily News The plot and dialogue are third-rate and no one, not even Mel Gibson -- Glover and Pesci's Lethal Weapon partner -- could save this clunker. Rated: 1/4 May 2, 2014 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times This is one of the summer's sorrier excuses for a major-studio release. Rated: 1/4 Jun 14, 2013 Full Review Paul Tatara CNN.com I don't even know where to start. Jun 14, 2013 Full Review Roger Hurlburt South Florida Sun-Sentinel Gone Fishin' is a slapdash, slapstick waste of time -- hook, line and stinker. Jun 14, 2013 Full Review TV Guide They only highlight the sheer, witless desperation of all involved. Rated: 1/4 Aug 3, 2009 Full Review Steve Crum Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers Dumb n dumber middle agers Glover & Pesci in land and sea adventures. Rated: 3/5 Sep 30, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Joe (Joe Pesci) and Gus (Danny Glover) are lifelong friends who seem to encounter disaster wherever they go. They're ecstatic when they find out they've won a fishing trip to Florida, and quickly embark on a road trip. But their adventure takes a turn for the worse when they cross paths with a smooth-talking con man (Nick Brimble) who makes off with Joe's car. They hitch a ride with two women -- Rita (Rosanna Arquette) and Angie (Lynn Whitfield) -- and find themselves in outlandish situations.
      Director
      Christopher Cain
      Screenwriter
      Jeffrey Abramson
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Home Video
      Production Co
      Hollywood Pictures
      Rating
      PG (Mild Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 30, 1997, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 5, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.7M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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