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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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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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At the beginning of the film, Dignan and Anthony talk about the TV show Starsky and Hutch (1975). Owen Wilson would go on to star in the movie Starsky & Hutch (2004). See more »

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Dignan: And who comes up with the plan? Thanks, Bob. Thanks, Anthony. Dicks. Fuckers.
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Charming + wonderful beginning
16 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is the FIRST Bottle Rocket, not the full length. This version begins after the breakout in th '96 version, and ends after the boys RECAP the bookstore robbery to Bob. This is interesting to watch for hardcore Wes fans, and if Criterion loves us, they will release a DVD including this original on it. Especially worth seeing is the "I bought the gun" scene, where Dignan flips out in a vulgar rage which only Owen Wilson could have executed the way he did.

The Bottle Rocket '96 trailer includes a shot of Anthony breaking into a car to steal a wallet, but the scene is cut from the actual movie. That scene is present in the short version.


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