Gone Fishin’ (film) It is the weekend and best friends, Gus and Joe, have decided to leave the wives and their problems at home and go fishing, having won a grand prize vacation to the Florida Everglades from Bait & Tackle magazine by writing an essay on “How Come We Fish.” But the duo never gets close enough to the water to bait their hooks because they stumble into a wild adventure. They run into a con artist, Dekker Massey, who speeds off in their ’68 Plymouth Barracuda, leaving them with their fishing boat and trailer. When two beautiful women, Rita and Angie, arrive in hot pursuit of Dekker, Gus and Joe hitch a ride, becoming entangled in the chase and, despite constantly leaving disaster in their wake, prove they are ingenious and daring while on the trail of a dangerous criminal. They return home as heroes. A Hollywood Picture, in association with Caravan Pictures. Directed by Christopher Cain. Released on May 30, 1997. Stars Joe Pesci (Joe Waters), Danny Glover (Gus Green), Rosanna Arquette (Rita), Lynn Whitfield (Angie), Nick Brimble (Dekker Massey). 94 min. Location filming took place in the Everglades and nearby towns, including the charming, weathered atmosphere of Everglades City, a sleepy community of 700.