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Shark Tale (2004)

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When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother 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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Ernie (voice)
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Bernie (voice)
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Frankie (voice)
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Luca (voice)
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Don Feinberg (voice)
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Katie Current (voice)
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David P. Smith ...
Crazy Joe (voice)
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Shortie #1 (voice)
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Storyline

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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The story of what happens when one little fish tells a great white lie... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sharkslayer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,604,606, 3 October 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$160,861,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,275,019
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Trivia

In the racetrack sequence, there are more than sixteen thousand computer animated 3-D characters in the stands. See more »

Goofs

When Angie and Sykes are watching Oscar on TV "killing" Lenny, Angie's tail passes through the desk. See more »

Quotes

[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

During the closing credits, there is a final scene in which Lola finds a surprise waiting for her in Oscar's penthouse suite. See more »

Connections

References Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix)
Written by Norman Whitfield
Contains additional lyrics by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott)
Performed by Christina Aguilera featuring Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott)
Produced by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott) and Ron Fair
Christina Aguilera appears courtesy of The RCA Records Label
Missy Elliott appearts courtesy of The Gold Mind/Elektra Records
Contains a sample of "Car Wash"
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of 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 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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