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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

A scientist (Ewan McGregor) and a sheik (Amr Waked) endeavor to bring sport fishing to Yemen.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


Comedy drama, Romance111 Mins2011PG-13

Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) is a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request: A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheik's (Amr Waked) request to bring sport fishing to Yemen. Jones declines at first, but when the British prime minister's spokeswoman latches on to the project as a way to improve Middle East relations, he joins in. Romance blooms as Jones and Harriet work to make the sheik's dream come true.


  • Quirky
  • Amusing
  • Heartwarming