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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

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Storyline

The German film director Werner Herzog sets out to the Scottish Highlands to make a documentary, "Enigma of Loch Ness", exploding the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. Meanwhile, another documentary film crew is making a film about Werner Herzog, and we see the production of "Enigma" from their point of view. Shooting on a rented boat, tensions begin to rise as director Herzog and his producer, Zak Penn, find themselves at cross-purposes on the black surface of Loch Ness. Things get very edgy when the film crew starts seeing shapes in the murky water. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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This fall... There's something in the water


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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17 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Incident au Loch Ness  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,682 (USA) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$36,830 (USA) (26 November 2004)
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When asked by an audience member after a viewing at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2004, whether any Nessies were harmed during the making of the film, director Zak Penn indicated that he could not guarantee that they were not. See more »

Quotes

Zak Penn: I don't want to make some sort of blanket comment about the people of Scotland, but the fact that they picked on Michael Karnow, of all people, I think is pretty low. I mean, this is a guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. Literally. I mean, he literally has a thing about flies. He will not hurt flies.
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Connections

References Suspect Zero (2004) See more »

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Elegante
Written and performed by Hugh Burns
Appears courtesy of The Extreme Music Library plc
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Werner Herzog Does Comedy
9 January 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Who knew that Werner Herzog – the director of "Aguirre: the Wrath of God", "Fitzcarraldo", and other weighty dramas -- could do comedy? Herzog proves it here in Zak Penn's terrific send-up of "the making of the movie" documentary.

"Incident at Loch" purports to document a film Herzog sets out to make in Scotland about the Loch Ness monster. Overseeing the production is Penn, a successful screenwriter. Along for the ride are a famous cinematographer, an Academy award winning sound man, a Playboy model, and a radio controlled six-foot "Nessie."

Penn puts it all together in a clever, inventive way. The result is one of the most original – and funniest – movies of the year.


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