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Eagle vs Shark (2007)

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Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

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Cast

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Lily (as Loren Horsley)
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Brian Sergent ...
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Eric Elisi
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Tony
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Storyline

In Wellington, Lily is a wallflower, inexplicably attracted to Jerrod, a loser. He's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school; she's just out of a job. She goes home with him to a seacoast town where he intends to have it out with his nemesis; she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members - and there's the memory of his talented (and dead) brother. Jerrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with a women he had a crush on years before, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Opposites. Unattractive. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence | See all certifications »
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30 August 2007 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Eagle vs. Shark  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,361 (USA) (15 June 2007)

Gross:

$221,846 (USA) (3 August 2007)
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Trivia

One of the Meaty Boy staff (The woman with long blond hair) played by Miranda Manasiadis is Jemaine Clement's wife. See more »

Goofs

Devendra Banhart's name is spelled Devendra Bernhardt in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Jarrod: I almost came as a shark actually, but then I realized an eagle's slightly better.
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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I Love You, Awesome
Written by Samuel Flynn Scott & Conrad Wedde
Performed by The Phoenix Foundation
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Worth seeing at least once
29 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute, quirky film. I thoroughly enjoyed this twisted and very unique "Romantic Comedy" . Occasionally I was reminded of Napoleon Dynamite, but that is not to say that the content and story was unoriginal. The opening scene was absolutely fantastic, and immediately you are thrilled to find out who this strange girl is, as well as who her crush is. I love that the writer/director made some very non-cliché choices for the characters, it made for some refreshingly shocking fun moments. His actor girlfriend is very talented, and in reality a beautiful girl. This unique film may not be the one you watch dozens of times over, or memorize every single line, but it is certainly one I will see again when it is released.


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