Fierce Creatures

Fierce Creatures

Fred Schepisi (1997)

PG Certificate


Our Score
John Cleese reassembled the team from A Fish Called Wanda (including Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Palin) for this soft-hearted caper. Cleese plays the new manager appointed by an Australian media mogul to jazz up a local menagerie by adopting a "fierce creatures only" policy. Fearing for the future of the zoo and reluctant to change, his keepers hatch a plan to promote their fluffy little favourites as maneaters. Sadly, this follow-up lacks the magic of the original, and, despite the valiant efforts of a host of familiar faces, that vital spark is largely missing.


An Australian media tycoon acquires a failing London zoo, and decides to boost profits by doing away with cute, fluffy animals in favour of predators - but reckons without the keepers, who embark on all manner of crazy schemes to thwart him. Comedy, starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin - reunited after A Fish Called Wanda - with Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett and Derek Griffiths.

Cast & Crew

Rollo Lee John Cleese
Willa Weston Jamie Lee Curtis
Vince McCain / Rod McCain Kevin Kline
Bugsy Malone Michael Palin
Reggie Sealions Ronnie Corbett
Cub Felines Carey Lowell
Sydney Small Mammals Robert Lindsay
Neville Coltrane Bille Brown
Gerry Ungulates Derek Griffiths
Di Admin Maria Aitken
Director Fred Schepisi
Director Robert Young (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD