Diamond-loving American Wanda (Curtis) has come to London with her demented, self-loving, and Nietzsche-quoting boyfriend Otto (Kline) in hopes of pulling off an armed diamond heist. The couple team up with two Brits, George (Tom Georgeson) and Ken (Palin), a stuttering animal lover who plots to kill his annoying elderly neighbor but keeps knocking off her little dogs, much to his sorrow. After the heist, the four conspirators turn on one another in an attempt to keep the loot for themselves. Wanda and Otto inform on George and get him locked up, little knowing that he has already stashed the diamonds somewhere else. It appears that George's lawyer, prim and straight-laced Archie Leach (Cleese), may be the only (free) person who knows where the grand haul is hidden, so Wanda sets out to seduce Archie, much to Otto's discomfort. This 1988 film is a delightful, hilarious hoot, cowritten and codirected by Cleese and 78-year-old Charles Crichton, once the director of 1951's "Lavender Hill Mob" and a number of 1960s "Avengers" episodes. Kline won his only Oscar (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role) for Otto, and Cleese chose as his character's name the true birth name of Cary Grant, who was born in the same town as Cleese, Weston-Super-Mare.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Greedy jewel thieves plot against each other in order to get their huge diamond heist. It's up to the buxom Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) to seduce the uptight,very proper English lawyer Archie Leach(John Cleese) in order to find the whereabouts of their stolen loot.Pure madness ensues when Wanda's macho lover Otto(Kevin Kline) and the hapless, stuttering Ken(Michael Palin) get involved in this laugh-a-minute comic masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Derek Elmore
A gang of jewel thieves thwarted by their own greed get mixed up with a bumbling lawyer. Madness and Mayham follow.
The review of this Movie prepared by Scott