Fishing with John (1992)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Candid Reality Show [TV], Sketch Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Musician and independent film personality John Lurie hardly seems like the sort of guy who would host a TV show about fishing. But then again, Fishing With John was hardly a typical nature program; Lurie and guests such as Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper, and Matt Dillon take to the water in search of adventure but usually end up with something else altogether. Discover how to catch fish using cheese and a pistol with Jim Jarmusch, let Tom Waits teach you new ways to store your catch, and build an ice fishing shanty with Willem Dafoe in these surreal, dryly witty outdoor escapades. Fishing With John aired in the U.S. on the Independent Film Channel.



adventurer, fishing, nature, outdoors