1992 ***** 6 Episodes at approximately 24 mins. each
Lounge Lizard John Lurie created one of the greatest television shows of all time with Fishing with John. Lurie travels all over the world with some of his famous friends to go fishing. The show isn't about the catching of the fish (of which there is very little); it's the conversations and situations that make the show a one-of-a-kind gem. The best way to describe the show would be to quote the back cover of the pictured DVD: "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 Willem 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."
Original televised aspect ratio: 1.33:1
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