Gone Fishin'


1h 34m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Gus and Joe live to fish. Since their boyhoods in Newark, New Jersey, they have spent day after day on the dock praying to catch "The Big One"--but with no success. After winning Bait & Tackle's grand prize vacation package for their essay on "How Come We Fish...," the bosom buddies set out for the adventure they have always dreamed of in the plentiful Florida Everglades. On the road to the Glory Glades Lodge in a '68 Plymouth Barracuda--towing their modest fishing boat--Gus and Joe stumble into trouble when they meet the sinister and cunning Dekker Massey, who is on his way to dig up $2.5 million of stashed cash and jewels stolen from his ex-wives. Massey steals Gus and Joe's car, leaving them stranded with their boat and trailer. The twosome hitch a ride with Rita and Angie, who are also after Massey and the stolen goods. Chaos and havoc turn Joe and Gus' much-anticipated fishing retreat into a comedic run for their lives.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Sports
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Naples, Florida, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Gus and Joe live to fish. Since their boyhoods in Newark, New Jersey, they have spent day after day on the dock praying to catch "The Big One"--but with no success. After winning Bait & Tackle's grand prize vacation package for their essay on "How Come We Fish...," the bosom buddies set out for the adventure they have always dreamed of in the plentiful Florida Everglades. On the road to the Glory Glades Lodge in a '68 Plymouth Barracuda--towing their modest fishing boat--Gus and Joe stumble into trouble when they meet the sinister and cunning Dekker Massey, who is on his way to dig up $2.5 million of stashed cash and jewels stolen from his ex-wives. Massey steals Gus and Joe's car, leaving them stranded with their boat and trailer. The twosome hitch a ride with Rita and Angie, who are also after Massey and the stolen goods. Chaos and havoc turn Joe and Gus' much-anticipated fishing retreat into a comedic run for their lives.

Crew

J.j. Abrams

Screenplay

Phil Adams

Stunts

Elton Ahi

Music

Jillian Amburgey

Script Supervisor

Bobby Amor

Props Assistant

Lou Arkoff

Coproducer

Brian Armstrong

Assistant Camera Operator

Ty Arnold

Assistant Director

Rick Ash

Rerecording

Jonathan Avildsen

Production Assistant

Christi Baeurle

Stunts

Kashka Banjoko

Hair Stylist

Kevin Bartnoff

Foley Artist

Andy Bass

Other

Todd Bassman

Sound Mixer

Christine Baur

Stunts

Ron Bawden

Puppeteer

Lisa Beasley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Philip Beck

Special Effects Assistant

Judith A Bell

2-D Artist

La Monte A Bell

Accountant

Samantha Berger

Assistant Production Coordinator

Julie Bergman Sender

Producer

Lark Bernini

Production Associate

Levon Besnelian

Dolly Grip

Robert A Beverlin

Assistant Camera Operator

Kathryn Bird

Set Costumer

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Kirk Bloom

Camera Assistant

Jim Boulden

Puppeteer

Jim Boulden

Other

Richard Bowen

Director Of Photography

Linda Brachman

Assistant Director

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Kimberly Bright

Apprentice

Jan Brock

Liaison

Mark A Brown

Other

Totch Brown

Song

Tony Brubaker

Stunt Man

Lisa Buchignani

Set Costumer

Rusty Burrell

Assistant Camera Operator

Billy Burton

Stunts

Roger Cain

Song Performer

Roger Cain

Song

Brian Callahan

Costumes

Jose M Calleja

Casting Associate

Gary Capo

Director Of Photography

Michael Carrillo

Props Assistant

Tom Chancey

Special Thanks To

Terry P Chapman

Special Effects Foreman

Kenneth C Clark

Special Effects Foreman

Larry E Clark

Special Effects Assistant

Michael J. Clarke

Special Effects Assistant

Angie Lee Cobbs

Assistant

Clifford C Coleman

Assistant Director

William Les Collins

Construction Coordinator

Patricia Conaway

Assistant Sound Editor

Tim Cooney

Sound Mixer

Wally Crowder

Stunts

Andy D'addario

Rerecording

Nicholas D'alleva

Editorial Assistant

Phil Dagort

Art Director

Tom Dahl

Rerecording

Tommy Dangcil

Other

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Unjoo Decourcey

Coproducer

Karen Dejong

Visual Effects

Patricia Delibero

Location Assistant

Kent Demaine

Graphic Artist

Lisa Dempsey

Stunts

Deirdre Detappan

Assistant

Tommy Devito

Assistant

Dino Dimuro

Sound Designer

Bart Dion

Special Effects Assistant

Shane Dixon

Stunt Coordinator

Eddy Donno

Stunts

Lionel Douglass

Stand-In

Ned Dowd

Production

Colin Drobness

Visual Effects

Chris Durand

Stunts

Gus Duron

Production

Richard Dwan

Dialogue Editor

Darren Dyer

Apprentice

Randy Edelman

Song

Randy Edelman

Music

Randy Edelman

Music Conductor

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects Coordinator

Doug Ednie

Other

John M. Elliott Jr.

Makeup

Tony Epper

Stunts

Stephen Erdberg

Props

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Peter Farber

Assistant Camera Operator

Roy Farfel

Stunt Man

Gordon Fay

Special Thanks To

Julie Feiner

Foley Editor

Cindy Felter

Special Thanks To

Ralph Ferraro

Music Arranger

Christina Fetters

Stunts

Linda Fetters-howard

Stunts

S. J. Fieger

Production Assistant

Edward Filian

Grip

Steven Fillmore

Stunts

Christian Fletcher

Stunts

Megan Forste

Camera

Thom Fountain

Puppeteer

Beverly Fox

Special Thanks To

Lauris Freeman

Casting Associate

Linda Friedman

Assistant

Gary Gagliardo

Foreman

Karlene Gallegly

Location Manager

Lizzy Gardiner

Costume Designer

Mark Garner

Set Designer

Dan Gaspar

Special Effects Assistant

Marc Gebauer

Other

Ole Georg

Music Arranger

Mickey Gilbert

Stunts

Tim Gilbert

Stunt Coordinator

Claudia Gilligan-ivanjack

Other

Gary Gillingham

Production Accountant

Jim Gilson

Gaffer

Sandra Gimpel

Stunts

Stefanie Girard

Set Designer

Charlie Goff

Stunts

Genessa Goldsmith Proctor

Scenic Artist

Nivaldo G Gonzalez Jr.

Assistant Camera Operator

Tanya Goodson

Stunts

Hope Goodwin

Assistant Director

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Suzanne Gottlieb

Assistant

Ron Grafton

Foley Recordist

Erik Grasteit

Props Assistant

Jim Greenall

Other

Jim Greenall

Puppeteer

John Griffin

Other

Gary Guercio

Stunts

Michael Guthrie

Key Grip

Diane Hammond

Makeup

Melanie Harris

Assistant

Anita Hart

Stunts

Steve Hart

Stunts

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Kim Heath

Best Boy Grip

Dan Hegeman

Sound Editor

Erik Henry

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jack Hofstra

Editor

Mitch House

Stunts

Tami House

Other

Doug Hudson

Other

Cory Izett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ellen Jacoby

Location Casting

Jule A Jappe

Location Assistant

Chris Jargo

Adr Editor

Jeff Jarvis

Special Effects Coordinator

Marisa Johnston

Post-Production Coordinator

Nick Karas

Special Effects Assistant

Sean Kavanagh

Assistant Director

Jamie Keyser

Stunts

Jeff Kincheloe

Grip

Michael Klimchak

Camera Assistant

Scotty Kormos

Song Performer

Scotty Kormos

Song

Gene Kozicki

Coproducer

Adam Kury

Song

Adam Kury

Song Performer

John Lasalandra

Music Editor

Lee Lebaigue

Assistant Sound Editor

Gene Lebell

Stunts

Lynn Leonhard

Lighting

Jim Lewis

Stunts

Roger W. Lifsey

Special Effects Assistant

Michael Lord

Song

Michael Lord

Song Performer

Peter Love

Song

Peter Love

Song Performer

Diana Lupo

Stunts

Clinton Lynch

Puppeteer

Lisa Madison

Stunts

Greg Manion

Puppeteer

Horace Manzanares

Sound Editor

Stephen Mapel

Location Manager

Joe Martens

Other

Eddie Matthews

Stunts

Jill Mazursky

Screenplay

Jill Mazursky

Executive Producer

Tim Mcginnis

Rigging Gaffer

Gene Mclaughlin

Stunts

Suzanne Mcrobert

Script Supervisor

Rob Meisenholder

Accounting Assistant

Frank Mejerski

Transportation Coordinator

Richard Merryman

Camera Operator

William D Mesce

Animal Services

Barbara Mesney

Set Designer

Scott Metcalfe

Assistant Director

Doug Metzger

Stunts

Doug Metzger

Assistant Director

Arthur J Miller

Other

Lawrence Miller

Production Designer

Joe Milner

Sound Editor

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Sports
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Naples, Florida, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 11, 1997

Released in United States Summer May 30, 1997

Christopher Cain replaced John Avildsen as director on November 3, 1995, three days before the start of principal photography.

Began shooting November 6, 1995.

Completed shooting February 1, 1996.

Louise Fletcher and Maury Chaykin appear unbilled.

Stuntwoman Janet Wilder died during the filming of a boating stunt on December 18, 1995 in the Florida Everglades.

Released in United States Summer May 30, 1997

Released in United States on Video November 11, 1997