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Monday, March 15, 2010

Retro Recommendation - Fishing with John, Criterion collection (1992)

John Lurie knows absolutely nothing about fishing, but that doesn’t stop him from undertaking the adventure of a lifetime in Fishing with John. Traveling with his special guests to the most exotic and dangerous places on earth, John Lurie battles sharks with Jim Jarmusch off the tip of Long Island, goes ice fishing with Willem Dafoe at Maine’s northernmost point, braves the Costa Rican jungle with Matt Dillon, takes Tom Waits to Jamaica, and searches for the elusive giant squid with Dennis Hopper in Thailand.

CAST: John Lurie, Dennis Hopper, Willem Dafoe, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon
Narrator: Robb Webb

DirectorJohn Lurie
ScreenplayJohn Lurie
CinematographyTom Krueger and Michael Spiller
EditingRobert Burden and Mike Weiss
Associate producerSara Rychtarik
Line producerColeen Fitzgibbon
Executive producersTelecom staff
MusicJohn Lurie
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Perhaps the most brilliant television ever put to film.
Stephen Torton

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