A Fish Called Wanda Soundtrack (

A Fish Called Wanda Soundtrack (1988) cover

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Tags: stuttering man, fish tank, stutter
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Un pez llamado Wanda

Title in Italiano:

Un pesce di nome Wanda

Title in Português:

Um Peixe Chamado Wanda

Title in Français:

Un poisson nommé Wanda

Title in Türk:

Wanda adında bir balık

Title in Deutsch:

Ein Fisch namens Wanda


A Fish Called Wanda

In London, Georges Thomason (Tom Georgeson), his seductive American girlfriend Wanda Gershwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis), and their associate Ken Pile (Sir Michael Palin) are planning their latest crime: a diamond heist that should net them 13 million pounds sterling. They plan to leave the country with the goods after the heist. On Wanda's recommendation, they enlist the help of her weapons-expert brother Otto West (Kevin Kline) for this heist. Actually, Otto isn't Wanda's brother, but her latest lover, a dimwit who gets off on his own body odor and believes he's an intellectual because he reads Nietzsche and does not tolerate being called stupid by anyone. Wanda has one weakness in men which is how Otto was able to get her to be his lover: speaking Italian in seduction.

Wanda and Otto plan to double-cross Georges by having him arrested for the heist while they abscond with the jewels. Wanda further plans to triple-cross Otto by eliminating him from the picture after she has the jewels. They are able to get Georges arrested with him not knowing who tipped the off the police, and implicated by elderly eyewitness Eileen Coady (Patricia Hayes). With Georges in jail, Wanda and Otto discover that he has protected his investment by moving the jewels from their agreed location to a hidden one, telling nobody where they are but offering Ken a slight hint.

Georges gives Ken, an animal lover with an extreme stutter, the task of killing Mrs. Coady before she is able to testify against him, as she is the Crown's primary witness. Meanwhile, Wanda has her own plan to reach her end goal: seduce George's defense lawyer Archie Leach (John Cleese) and find out Georges' secrets about the heist, including the location of the jewels. Archie may be easy prey for Wanda's seduction, as his wife Wendy (Maria Aitken) is a self-absorbed woman who pays him little attention. Otto might throw a wrench into Wanda's plans if he finds out what she's doing.

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A Fish Called Wanda
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Domenico Modugno: Performer
Franco Migliacci: Writer
Joseph Haydn: Writer

User reviews

Betty Mitchell

Overall, the soundtrack of A Fish Called Wanda was a delightful accompaniment to the film, enhancing its comedic moments and adding an extra layer of enjoyment for the audience.

Ashley Nelson

The soundtrack of A Fish Called Wanda enhances the comedic and thrilling elements of the film with its playful and dynamic musical arrangements.

Andrew Anderson

The use of traditional instruments and orchestral arrangements lends a classic and sophisticated feel to the soundtrack, elevating the film's overall production value.

Joshua Hernandez

The soundtrack effectively sets the mood for each scene, drawing the audience deeper into the characters' antics and schemes.

Melissa White

The incorporation of iconic songs from the 80s adds a nostalgic touch to the soundtrack, appealing to both new and old fans of the film.

Michelle Thomas

I found the soundtrack of A Fish Called Wanda to be quite uninspiring and forgettable. The music did not enhance the scenes or evoke any emotions, leaving me feeling disconnected from the story.

Carol Anderson

The soundtrack did a great job of highlighting the quirky personalities of the characters and adding depth to their interactions on screen.

Jennifer Wilson

I appreciated the variety of musical styles incorporated in the soundtrack, from upbeat jazz tunes to more dramatic orchestral pieces. It kept the listening experience engaging throughout the film.

Anthony Hernandez

The soundtrack seamlessly transitions between different emotions, from suspenseful heist moments to romantic interludes, showcasing its versatility.

Sarah Thomas

The use of different musical genres in the soundtrack, from classical to jazz, adds depth and dimension to the storytelling, creating a rich auditory experience for the audience.

Daniel Williams

The soundtrack of A Fish Called Wanda perfectly captures the playful and comedic tone of the film. The music enhances the scenes and adds to the overall entertainment value.

David Jackson

The musical choices complement the witty dialogue and slapstick humor, creating a cohesive and entertaining audiovisual experience.

Nancy Martinez

Overall, the soundtrack of A Fish Called Wanda is a delightful and integral part of the film, contributing significantly to its timeless charm and appeal.

Steven Carter

The variety of musical styles featured in the soundtrack keeps the audience engaged and entertained throughout the film.

Jennifer Martin

The lack of variety in the musical themes throughout the film made the soundtrack feel repetitive and monotonous. I wish there had been more diversity in the compositions to keep the audience engaged and interested.

Kimberly Young

The soundtrack perfectly complements the fast-paced and unpredictable nature of the plot, building tension and excitement in key moments while also providing moments of levity and humor through its whimsical melodies.

Matthew Harris

The soundtrack of A Fish Called Wanda perfectly captures the quirky and comedic tone of the film, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Deborah Harris

The soundtrack's dynamic range and well-timed cues enhance the comedic timing of the actors, amplifying the humor in each scene.

Mary Thompson

The musical cues in the movie were well-timed and complemented the humor in the scenes. It helped create a cohesive and enjoyable viewing experience.

Mark Lopez

The soundtrack effectively set the mood for each scene, whether it was a suspenseful heist moment or a comedic interaction between the characters.

Kenneth Green

I was disappointed by the overall production quality of the soundtrack. Some of the instrumental choices felt outdated and out of place, failing to capture the essence of the film's comedic and suspenseful moments effectively.

Sarah Robinson

The theme music of the film was catchy and memorable, making it easy to associate with the characters and the overall story.

Donald Baker

I found the use of traditional jazz elements in the soundtrack to be a refreshing choice. It added a sense of sophistication and charm to the film.

Emily Perez

The use of playful and upbeat music in key moments adds a layer of fun and excitement to the storyline.