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A Fish Called Wanda/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/Throw Mamma from the Train [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 6675371
  • Release Date: 06/03/2014
  • Rating: R
This three pack for fans of acerbic, biting comedies includes A Fish Called Wanda, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Throw Momma From the Train.
$14.99

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    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

    Synopsis


    A Fish Called Wanda
    In A Fish Called Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis plays an ambitious con artist who uses every ounce of her sexual wiles to obtain a fortune in jewels stolen by her gangster lover Tom Georgeson. First, she romances Georgeson's dimwitted but deadly henchman Kevin Kline (who won an Academy Award for his performance). Then, to clear the path for her getaway with Kline, Jamie woos Georgeson's starched-shirt attorney, John Cleese -- and it's Cleese whom she genuinely falls in love with. Michael Palin, Cleese's former Monty Python cohort, plays a stuttering mob flunkey who continually messes up his one big assignment: killing a little old lady (it isn't that he has any qualms about knocking off the old dear; it's just that her pet dogs keep getting in the way). A Fish Called Wanda was scripted by star John Cleese. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the 1964 film farce Bedtime Story. Steve Martin and Michael Caine take over the roles originally played by Marlon Brando and David Niven: two international con artists, plying their trade on gullible wealthy women up and down the Riviera. Martin and Caine vie over the honor of fleecing ingenuous heiress Glenne Headly (in a role originated by Shirley Jones). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Throw Momma from the Train
    The "exchange murders" plot gambit, played with utter solemnity in Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, is used as the launching pad for raucous laughter in Throw Momma From the Train. Director/star Danny DeVito plays Owen Lift, a middle-aged bachelor, totally dominated by his gorgon mother, played with hilarious ferocity by Anne Ramsey. Billy Crystal co-stars as Larry Donner, a creative-writing professor, saddled with a vituperative, thoroughly despicable ex-wife, Margaret (Kate Mulgrew). Signing up for Larry's writing course, Owen has trouble at first with character development and construction in his stories. Larry recommends that Owen watch a screening of Strangers on a Train, which he considered a model of tight, concise storytelling. Owen is so entranced by the film that he decides to emulate Strangers star Robert Walker. That is, Owen wants Larry to bump off his mother, in exchange for Owen's murder of Margaret. Without being asked, Owen does away with Margaret (or so it seems), then hounds Larry to the point of killing "Momma." This being a comedy, the actual consequences of the swap-murder plot aren't nearly as calamitous as in the Hitchcock film. Cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld would apply the "black humor" lessons learned in Throw Momma From the Train for his own directorial debut, The Addams Family (1991). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Cleese
      John Cleese - Archie Leach
    • Jamie Lee Curtis
      Jamie Lee Curtis - Wanda Gerschwitz
    • Kevin Kline
      Kevin Kline - Otto West
    • Michael Palin
      Michael Palin - Ken
    • Tom Georgeson
      Tom Georgeson - George



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      All good movies and nice to get them in a pack.

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      DutchOvensLady
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      I have been hunting for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for a year now and was thrilled and happy to find not only that movie but a pack of movies. Good movies for a great buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movies and a great value receiveing 3 movies

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      BigTank291
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      Honestly I bought this for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" but am impressed with the value of receiving two other movies as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price for great movies

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      Vicki61
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      Loved these comedies when they first came out and now I can share the laughs with my grandkids. Great value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Funny Movies

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      Harvey
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      Hard to give an overall review to 3 movies. "Wanda" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" are both a scream.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      DVD

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      Debbie
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      The dvd that I received had a dented and cracked case on both sides!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Gift

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      Guyver84
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      Needed to buy a gift for a friend and they loved these films.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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