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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

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Cast

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Himself (Crew of Discovery IV) (as Russell Williams)
David A. Davidson ...
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Michael Karnow ...
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Robert O'Meara ...
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Steven Gardner ...
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John Bailey ...
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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Zak Penn and Werner Herzog perform the DVD commentary while still in character, trading insults frequently, scolding each other and referring to a fake legal agreement that presumably would have been reached after the events take of the film take place. Their argument gets so heated that Herzog 'leaves' and the commentary stops and then restarts, this time hosted by Penn and producer Jana Augsberger. See more »

Quotes

Kitana Baker: Zak was very insistent that I explain the sonar equipment.
Zak Penn: I had actually gotten this equipment through connections I had to Jim Cameron's company.
Kitana Baker: Under the impression that I was there to play the 'role' of a sonar operator, I had done some research ahead of time.
Zak Penn: It was really authentic looking. I mean Jacques Cousteau would've given his left nut for this thing, and I just wanted to get some shots of it on screen. And you think, whatever, no big deal, it'll take like two seconds. But it was ...
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Food Fight
Written and performed by Jim Blake
Appears courtesy of The Extreme Music Library plc
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Brilliant *and* funny -- hard to beat
3 October 2004 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

The previous user who compared this film to the 'Fishing With John' series has it down fabulously. However, I have to disagree that you need to know anything about Herzog to enjoy the film. All you need to know is supplied in the very deftly-handled exposition.

I'd also compare it to LOST IN LA MANCHA... except, well. And it's kinda like WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, but... but mostly, it's very like THE BL-... well, I should shut up.

All I can say is that the film is proof that there is *something* to this latest onslaught of documentaries. There is great value in the language they use to convey a story and the self-reflexive possibilities are now endless, thanks to Zak Penn.

See this film.


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