Shooting Fish

Synopsis: Dylan and Jez are con artists, Dylan is a charming American who's run from some characters in the states and Jez is an English techno nerd. During one of their scams selling a voice recognition computer they hire Georgie as a secretary for the job. The romantic triangle between Dylan, Jez and Georgie appears, but she is also not a secretary, but a student, and her marriage with rich Roger is upcoming.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Stefan Schwartz
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  3 wins.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
57%
PG
Year:
1997
103 min
53 Views


I guess it began when

we were about eight years old.

Right from the start, we both

wanted exactly the same thing.

Samuel, show the class...

where you'd most like to live

when you grow up.

I'd like to live in a house...

in fields

with trees and flowers.

Very good.

How about you, Antonia?

I'd like to live

in a big black shoe.

Right, like the lady

in the nursery rhyme. I see.

Hmm. Good.

What about you, Jeremiah?

Show us where you would like

to live when you're grown up.

Now, Jez--

that's my business partner--

has always put in

that extra 10%.

Where did you get this,

Jeremiah?

I made it.

Are you sure

you didn't steal it?

- No.

- Who made it, Jeremiah?

I did.

And I made the lights.

How did you..

And I made the people.

But how did you--

I used the electric hole.

Bullshit.

Now, Dylan...

for the last time...

tell this nice man from the IRS

exactly what you were doing...

at the Chase Manhattan Bank

this afternoon.

I was checking my account.

- You're dyslexic.

- Yeah, not innumerate.

I know, but you

don't have a bank account.

You're not allowed

to have a bank account...

and you know why that is?

Because you're eight!

Let me handle the kid.

This isn't getting us anywhere.

Even from an early age,

I could handle accountants.

Now, you little brat,

we're all gettin' real tired...

so why don't you tell me,

man to man...

what was going on

in the bank today?

I'm saving up for this.

Not the writing.

It's on the other side.

A mansion like

this will cost a hundred grand.

Yeah. And where's

an orphan--no offense--

gonna find that kind of money?

I first met you

hangin' knickers on the line.

From that moment on...

I knew that

there could only be...

One outcome, me and you

against the world forever.

You have no folks,

and I'm just a joke...

But we made a vow...

That we would never sell

each other out.

A lie detector wouldn't

make me doubt you.

Now we know that it's us

versus the world now.

Me and you

against the world now.

Look up there in the sky now.

See the stars, well,

they're shining just for us.

Hey, now, me and you

against the world now.

Look up there in the sky now.

See the stars, well,

they're shining just for us.

We hitched a ride that would

turn out suicide.

I had my .45 replica gun.

I didn't think

we'd ever need it.

Didn't know he had

a real one loaded.

You went in first,

took the worst...

Couldn't hear me

shouting you to stop...

Above the busy traffic

passing by.

We promised that together

we would--

Now we know that it's us

versus the world now.

Me and you

against the world now.

Look up there in the sky now.

See the stars, well,

they're shining just for us.

Hey, now, me and you

against the world now.

Look up there in the sky now.

See the stars, well,

they're shining just for us.

Eighteen yea rs later...

and my charm and wit had run dry

with the great American public.

Lowed a lot of money...

to a gang of big guys

with hairy shoulders.

It was a choice between losing

some of my vital organs...

or going to England.

I went to England.

There, I met Jez,

and right away...

I knew he had things

I'd never have--

social incompetence

and technical wizardry--

so we became a team

and together started...

a good old-fashioned

family business...

fleecing rich guys.

Mr. Greenway,

do you know why you're here?

You're here to see technology

at its most advanced.

You're here to buy

a seventh-generation computer.

A human voice

recognition computer.

A computer you can talk to.

A computer that'll talk to you.

Are you at all familiar...

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Stefan Schwartz

Stefan Schwartz (born 1 May 1963) is an English and Canadian film and television director, writer and actor, most known for the feature film Shooting Fish and his work on the BBC's Spooks and Luther, AMC's The Walking Dead and Showtime's Dexter. more…

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