PG-13 | | Comedy
There is a reference to one of John Cleese's and Sir Michael Palin's most famous sketches, "The Dead Parrot" sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). In the sea lion scene, two men can be heard saying: "Remarkable creatures, sea lions." "Yes, beautiful plumage." Which sounds amazingly like Palin's line in the sketch: "Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, isn't it, eh? Beautiful plumage!"
Please, this is a wild animal! You get too close, it'll give you a nasty nip!
Rollo Lee: A safety pin would give me a nasty nip, Lotterby. I'll tell you what fierce is, fierce is biting the whole hand off!
Sydney Lotterby: The whole hand?
Hugh Primates: Is it all right if it wrenches the hand ...
When Rollo is standing beside the lemur cage, he raises his left hand to wave, yet in the next shot his right hand is in the air.
No animals were injured during the making of this movie, only humans.
The entire ending of "Fierce Creatures" was reshot after test showings. The original featured the elder McCain [Kevin Kline] being killed by a rhino and some business with a tiger costume. A scene in which Kevin Kline plays his own mother was also shot and cut.
$3,759,480 26 January 1997