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Bottle Rocket (1994)

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.

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Man on Street
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Temple
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Man at Goffs (as Col. Briggs Branning)
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The banality of crime. Two young men, Dignan and Anthony, walk along talking about "Starsky and Hutch." They're on their way to burglarize a house. After, they go to a café, play some pinball. They argue about the burglary and talk to their friend Bob about another scheme. They talk to a guy about buying a gun, just to intimidate. Anthony breaks into a car to steal a wallet. With Bob, they plan and stage a holdup and talk about it afterward at a burger stand: armed robbery for $183. They're pleased. The two pals race each other. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not criminals, but everybody's got to have a dream.

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The short film was originally set to feature established actors but because of the low budget, the main characters were given to brothers Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, who had never been in a movie before. See more »

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Dignan: Let's get lucky.
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References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

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Old Devil Moon
Written by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Sonny Rollins
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an interesting start
8 October 2000 | by (bridgeport, ct) – See all my reviews

It was rather interesting, as a huge fan of the feature, to finally get a look at the original 13 minute short, which the director himself says he cannot watch without cringing. I didn't cringe at all, in fact I was elated to see the bare bones of a simple plot, simply worded and simply acted. It was great to see what two years, a great production crew, a great cast and 6 million dollars can do to a movie. Unfortunately it's hard for me to separate the original from the feature, but one can definitely see the potentially unique voices in this piece.


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