Fierce Creatures. Image shows from L to R: Adrian (Michael Palin), Rollo Lee (John Cleese), Willa Weston (Jamie Lee Curtis), Vince McCain (Kevin Kline).

Fierce Creatures

1997 British comedy film about a zoo. Stars John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay and others.


Bugsy rambles on to a petrified Rollo

Oh don't worry about Terry; he wouldn't hurt a fly. Well, actually, he would hurt a fly, being a Mexican red-kneed tarantula - Brachypelma Smithii - and therefore particularly partial to flies.

Adrian (Michael Palin)
Willa tries to make Vince see sense.

Vince, there is no cure for a bullet in the brain. It is very fatal.

Willa Weston (Jamie Lee Curtis)
Vince gives an insight into his childhood

I remember when I was five, my mother got me I just didn't 'get it'. I suppose I had nothing I needed fetched. So I sold him.

Vince McCain (Kevin Kline)
Willa confronts Rollo

Willa: "Why do you work for us, Rollo?"

Rollo: "Cowardice?"

Rollo and Willa find a common ground

Willa: "I love this zoo"

Rollo: "I love zoo too"

Vince and Rod face off.

Vince: "I'm your son! You have to leave me something!"

Rod: "Why?"

Vince "'Cause screwed up my whole childhood!"

Rod: "How could I have? I wasn't even there."

Vince to Rollo

I don't like you. You're weird and unattractive.

Vince McCain (Kevin Kline)
Bugsy is finally lost for words

Rollo: "What do you suggest we do with the dead body of the incredibly famous man, who you have just ASSASSINATED?!"

(Bugsy stutters)

Rollo: "Sorry, I didn't quite catch it...what? What was that? Pop him in the blender?"

Vince defends himself against his father

I am not a wuss!

Vince McCain (Kevin Kline)
Rod's familiar cry to demean his assistant, Neville

Back, Neville!

Rod McCain (Kevin Kline)