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Fishing With John (1992)
Rating:
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Dennis Hopper, John Jarmusch, John Lurle, Tom Waits
Director: John Lurie
Category: Classic, Independent
Studio: Criterion
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
147 mins

 
 

 

John Lurie knows absolutely nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from undertaking the adventure of a lifetime on "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 William 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. Contains all 6 episodes as seen on the Independent Film Channel and Bravo. "The spirit of the independent filmmaker infuses these expeditions, inspiring us to explore far more than traditional nature or fishing programs. Also, I can write these trips off on my taxes."--John Lurie.