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North Shore Fish (1997)

R
TV Movie | 93 min | Drama, Romance

**Spoiler Alert** Sal (Tony Danza) has been the foreman at North Shore Fish, a frozen fish factory, for years. He and Flo (Mercedes Ruehl), the "batter" person on the assembly line, not only were high school sweethearts, but are currently ...See more**Spoiler Alert** Sal (Tony Danza) has been the foreman at North Shore Fish, a frozen fish factory, for years. He and Flo (Mercedes Ruehl), the "batter" person on the assembly line, not only were high school sweethearts, but are currently carrying on an affair. Porker (Peter Riegert), Sal's right-hand man, has been madly in love with Florence since third grade. For them and all the workers at North Shore Fish, laughter is their medicine to get through the monotony of work, especially when the pressure is on to increase their output. The job gets tougher when a new health inspector, Shimma (Wendie Malick) arrives and could shut them down if they don't meet government standards. Meanwhile, Flo is pregnant and isn't sure she wants an abortion. Try as they might to keep things running, a stunned Sal announces the closure of North Shore Fish. The factory was sold to an athletic club without his knowledge and they must pack their things immediately. Adapted by playwright Israel Horovitz from his stage paly, this humorous film reveals how the intimate camaraderie of a group of people helps them face the harsh realities of life. "This plot/bio is taken directly from the VHS Network Preview Screening Cassette released by Fox Lorber Assoicates in 2008." Written by SouthernBelle29 See less
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Israel Horovitz (play "North Shore Fish") (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 20, 1997

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Jun 29, 1997 (United States)

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Mercedes Ruehl
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Peter Riegert
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Carroll Baker
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Wendie Malick
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Elizabeth Saunders
Maureen (as Elizabeth Brown) Maureen (as Elizabeth Brown)   See fewer
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Devon Pierce
Marlena Marlena   See fewer
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Israel Horovitz
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Tony De Santis
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5.8 / 10 | 85 votes