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Shark Tale (2004)

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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Oscar (voice)
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Don Lino (voice)
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Angie (voice)
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Lenny (voice)
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Lola (voice)
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Sykes (voice)
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Crazy Joe (voice)
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Shortie #1 (voice)
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The sea underworld is shaken up when the son of the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named Oscar is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,692,292 (Australia) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$160,762,022 (USA) (31 December 2004)
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Trivia

During the staged fight scene between Oscar and Lenny, Lenny accidentally catches Oscar in his mouth. Oscar slowly opens Lenny's mouth to demonstrate his strength. After doing so, he spouts off a few famous movie lines, one being, "You had me at hello." This line is a reference to the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and it was spoken by Renèe Zellwegger, who was the voice of Angie in this movie. In the film, Angie has a very subtle reaction to this line in particular, a small nod to her former role. See more »

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When the Shorties tag "Sharkslayer" on the wall, the painting of Oscar wearing armor and carrying a sword disappears after it is first seen. See more »

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[first lines]
[a shark slowly approaches a worm, who frantically struggles to get free of his line... ]
Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny.
[the worm faints]
Lenny: Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?
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Crazy Credits

Crazy Joe the hermit crab scuttles back and forth and interacts with the credits as they roll. They end with Mrs. Sanchez leaning out her window and telling everyone to go home because it's past their bedtime. See more »

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Referenced in Star Fish of 'Shark Tale' (2005) See more »

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Can't Wait
Written by Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas, Antonio Dixon, Eric Dawkins and Steven L. Russell (as Steve Russell)
Performed by Avant
Courtesy of Magic Johnson / Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nice to look at, but I have seen superior animated films...
10 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I did like Shark Tale, but there is a lot wrong with it. I did think the animation was very nicely done, and I liked the references to Jaws and Godfather. But I do think that Finding Nemo was much better than this. Shark Tale could have been a great film, had it not been devoid of humour and heart. My first problem with the film was Will Smith. He tries to be funny, but as the film progresses, he gets tiresome, and at times you feel like you want to reach into the screen and put a hand over his mouth. There were times when the script was funny, and there were some nice ideas, but the pace of the whole film was uneven. The characters could have been developed a lot more, particularly Lenny(a nice surprise from Jack Black), and whereas there were a number of nice visual jokes, there is some very over-familiar material in the script. Kids may find the sharks a bit frightening, and adults won't find much to enjoy, with the exception of the talented voice cast, such as Angelina Jolie, whose Lola(a very beautiful fish) was one of the better characters, Rennee Zellwegger, who deserved better than she was given and Robert DeNiro, whose shark was just a caricature of the Godfather. Though it is Martin Scorsesse who gives the most entertaining vocal contribution. And I did like the music score. All in all, it is nice to look at, but there are some parts of the film that aren't as interesting as intended. I did like the film, but I was kind of confused at who it was aimed at. 6/10 Bethany Cox.


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