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Eagle vs Shark -- When Lily, a lonely, oddball fast-food waitress and hopeless romantic, and Jarrod, another forsaken eccentric who has spent the last decade plotting revenge against a bully from high school, connect at a "dress as your favorite animal" party, it's a match seemingly made in outcast heaven.
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Release Date:
17 August 2007 (Ireland) See more »
Opposites. Unattractive. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Loren Taylor ... Lily (as Loren Horsley)

Jemaine Clement ... Jarrod

Joel Tobeck ... Damon
Brian Sergent ... Jonah

Craig Hall ... Doug Davis
Rachel House ... Nancy
Morag Hills ... Vinny
Bernard Stewart ... Zane

Taika Waititi ... Gordon
David Fane ... Eric Elisi

Cohen Holloway ... Mason
Gentiane Lupi ... Tracy

Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Jenny

Adam Gardiner ... Tony
Jackie van Beek ... Burger Staff
Miranda Manasiadis ... Burger Staff
Ban Abdul ... Burger Staff
Mike King ... Burger Staff

Madeleine Sami ... Burger Girl Customer
Anna Horsley ... Meaty Love Girl
Dylan Taylor ... Meaty Love Boy

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer ... Mark
Aaron Cortesi ... Duncan
Kura Sanderson ... Kid #1
Riley Brophy ... Kid #2
Rosie Graham ... Kid #3
Justin Wu ... Kid #4
Monique Bradley ... Party Woman
Luke Buda ... Party Man
Rachel Forman ... Kissing Girl

Matt Whelan ... Kissing Boy (as Matt Wheelan)
Tyrell Samia ... Skateboarding Boy
Tammy Davis ... Fight Extra

Julian Arahanga ... Fight Extra
Tanea Heke ... Jarrod's Mum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Will Hall ... Hoon (uncredited)
Daniel Rathbon ... Party Hoon (uncredited)

Michael Whalley ... Hoon (uncredited)

Directed by
Taika Waititi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Loren Taylor  story (as Loren Horsley)
Taika Waititi  story
Taika Waititi  written by

Produced by
Georgina Allison Conder .... line producer (as Georgina Allison)
Cliff Curtis .... producer
Ainsley Gardiner .... producer
Emanuel Michael .... executive producer
Simon Ranginui .... line producer
Original Music by
The Phoenix Foundation 
Cinematography by
Adam Clark (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jonathan Woodford-Robinson  (as Jonno Woodford-Robinson)
Casting by
Loren Taylor  (as Loren Horsley)
Taika Waititi 
Production Design by
Joe Bleakley 
Costume Design by
Amanda Neale 
Makeup Department
Susan Durno .... additional makeup assistant
Frankie Karena .... hair stylist (as Leanne 'Frankie' Karena)
Frankie Karena .... makeup artist (as Leanne 'Frankie' Karena)
Angela Mooar .... makeup artist
Production Management
Erina Epiha .... additional unit manager
Pamela Harvey-White .... post-production supervisor
Peter Tonks .... unit manager
Linda A. Borgeson .... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Cross .... second assistant director
Axel Paton .... first assistant director
Jacqui Pryor .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rupert Grobben .... art department assistant
Campbell Read .... graphic designer
Amber Richards .... set dresser
Michael Roberts .... propmaker
Melissa Spicer .... props buyer
Anthony Weinberg .... art department assistant (as Tony Weinberg)
Sarah Weinberg .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Christian Biegai .... assistant sound editor
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
Gilbert Lake .... sound re-recording mixer
Robyn McFarlane .... foley editor
Nic McGowan .... sound recordist
Polly McKinnon .... dialogue editor
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
John Neill .... sound manager: Park Road Post
Ferand Peek .... boom operator
Nigel Scott .... additional adr recordist
Matt Stutter .... mix sound editor (as Matthew Stutter)
Chris Ward .... adr recordist
Justin Webster .... assistant sound editor
Dave Whitehead .... supervising sound editor
Neil Aldridge .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital Ltd.
Jason Bain .... visual effects computer systems: Another Planet Ltd.
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital Ltd.
Tim Capper .... visual effects director: Another Planet Ltd.
John Craney .... model maker: Another Planet Ltd.
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital Ltd.
Brett Johansen .... digital painter: Another Planet Ltd.
Brett Johansen .... visual effects game designer: Another Planet Ltd.
Megumi Ogo .... model maker: Another Planet Ltd. (as Magumi Ogo)
Brian Scadden .... optical effects: Park Road Post
Tomi Svehla .... digital painter: Another Planet Ltd.
Pete Williams .... film scanning and recording: Weta Digital Ltd.
Chris Williamson .... digital painter: Another Planet Ltd.
Chris Williamson .... visual effects technical director: Another Planet Ltd.
Sam Williams .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Bradnock .... low loader grip
Kyle Clifton .... video split
Jamie Couper .... lighting technician
Charles Edwards .... camera operator
Chris Emerre .... lx assistant
Samuel Fordham .... best boy (as Sam Fordham)
Matt Grace .... still photographer
Adrian Hebron .... gaffer
Blair Ihaka .... clapper loader
Maurice Kapua .... grip assistant
Melissa Ririnui .... key grip
Reiner Schoenbrum .... camera operator: rostrum camera, Park Road Post (as Reiner Schoenbrunn)
Matthew Sharp .... lighting assist
Angus Ward .... focus puller
Animation Department
Guy Capper .... animator: stop motion, Another Planet Ltd.
Francis Salole .... animator: stop motion, Another Planet Ltd.
Casting Department
Tina Cleary .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy McLay .... wardrobe assistant
Julie Zavala Ron .... seamstress
Sheree Roud .... assistant seamstress
Editorial Department
Julie Alp .... avid technician
Jay Berryman .... negative cutter: Upper Deck Ltd.
Yana Gorskaya .... additional editor
David Hollingsworth .... telecine colorist: Park Road Post
Sarah King .... negative cutter: Upper Deck Ltd.
Shannon Leaf .... assistant editor
Jon Newell .... telecine manager: Park Road Post
Lynne Reed .... color timer: Park Road Post
Reiner Schoenbrum .... negative cutter: Upper Deck Ltd. (as Reiner Scghoenbrunn)
Music Department
Christian Biegai .... assistant music editor
Christian Biegai .... composer: additional music
Luke Buda .... musician
Warner Emery .... musician
Chris Gough .... music supervisor
Julie Hodges .... music supervisor
The Phoenix Foundation .... musician
Lee Prebble .... assistant music editor
Lee Prebble .... musician
Age Pryor .... composer: additional music
Reduction Agents .... composer: additional music
Will Ricketts .... musician
Samuel Scott .... music editor
Samuel Flynn Scott .... musician (as Samuel F. Scott)
Richie Singleton .... musician
Conrad Wedde .... musician
Transportation Department
John Davis .... driver: swing
Andy Matthews .... driver: swing
Nigel Nally .... driver: cast
Other crew
Julian Arahanga .... electronic press kit
Claire Ashton .... additional location scout
Wynter Blathwayt .... title designer: end titles
Tracey Brown .... facilities coordinator: Park Road Post
Anni Browning .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Tina Cleary .... cast coordinator
Annie Collins .... creative consultant
Suzy Elmiger .... creative consultant
Matt Emery .... legal advisor: Emery Legal
Gyula Gazdag .... creative consultant
Nathan Hickey .... electronic press kit
Don Hills .... chaperone
Scott Hollingshead .... traffic and safety
Jane Howley .... accountant: visual effects
Myron I. Kerstein .... creative consultant (as Myron Kerstein)
Veronique Lawrence .... continuity
Brita McVeigh .... acting coach: Ms.Horsley & Mr. Clement
Linus Murphy .... production accountant
Peti Nohotima .... facilities coordinator: Park Road Post
Dallas O'Neil .... production assistant
Gabe Page .... assistant to unit manager
Maramena Roderick .... unit publicist
Stu Rutherford .... runner (as Stuart Rutherford)
Peter Tonks .... location manager
Barbara Tulliver .... creative consultant
Andy Wickens .... lab liaison: Park Road Post
K.C. Yeung .... lab manager: Park Road Post (as KC Yeung)
Felicity Hamill .... body double (uncredited)
Michael Almereyda .... special thanks
Walter Bernstein .... special thanks
Kenneth Brecher .... special thanks (as Ken Brecher)
Kathleen Broyles .... special thanks
Bill Buell .... special thanks
Joan Darling .... special thanks
Suzy Elmiger .... special thanks
Sally Field .... special thanks
Judah Friedlander .... special thanks
John Gatins .... special thanks
Gyula Gazdag .... special thanks
Keith Gordon .... special thanks
Gemma Gracewood .... thanks
Todd Graff .... special thanks
Matthew Greenfield .... special thanks
Clark Harris .... special thanks
Michael Hoffman .... special thanks
Philip Seymour Hoffman .... special thanks
Ellen Kuras .... special thanks
Christine Lahti .... special thanks
Damian McDonnell .... thanks
Ilyse McKimmie .... special thanks
Peter Medak .... special thanks
Harold Ramis .... special thanks
PJ Raval .... special thanks
Robert Redford .... special thanks
Michelle Satter .... special thanks
Susan Shilliday .... special thanks
Stewart Stern .... special thanks
Joan Tewkesbury .... special thanks
Barbara Tulliver .... special thanks
Jon Turteltaub .... special thanks
Alesia Weston .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence
USA:88 min | Germany:93 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The mole on Jarrod's face is fake while Loren's one is real.See more »
Continuity: At the gas station, when the camera is on Lily in the car, the letters on the pump have been humorously vandalized to read "FUCK PUMP." When the shot changes, the letters read "TRUCK PUMP."See more »
Jarrod:It's time to pay the piper. He's gonna reap what he sowed, and it sure ain't corn. Or wheat.See more »
Lily's Theme (Apples & Tangerines)See more »


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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Not Exactly Fresh, but Quite Good, 12 June 2008
Author: Joseph Sylvers from United States

Eagle Vs. Shark is a quirky comedy from New Zealand, with "Flight Of The Conchords" Jermaine Clement, and a cast of unknowns.

It's a very funny film, with some good directing and a decent score. My only quip is it feels like it's been done before...(read more)e. The wall paper and tapestries remind instantly of that legendary Garden State scene, there's animation of the Michel Gondry arts and crafts vein, a little blonde girl who very much resembles a certain Little Miss Sunshine, a leading man doing his best Napolean Dynamite, and a leading lady playing a dotting, kind hearted, quite woman ala Miranda July in "Me and You etc". Yes there all here including a soundtrack of obligatory indie pop, I heard a Devandra Banheart cover of "Body Breaks".

That being said, the movie works. It's funny, painfully awkward, mean, and consistently goofy. Loren Horsley gives a terrific performance as "Lily" the films hero, who is at the beginning of the film for reasons never clearly expressed absolutely in love with clueless uber-loser Jarred. The two get together at an Animal Dress up party, and all's well until Lily discovers Jarred is planning to get revenge on a man who bullied him in high school (which seems to be his only really coherent thought). So its off to Jarred's home town, and uncertain revenge and love.

Jarred is ridiculously unlikable, and Lily has the loving patience of a saint, it's the sheer awkwardness of the performances which make any of this believable, the little ticks like the compulsive lying, the monotone speech, awkward stance, clothes, droll humor. The performers really drive home the story well which in the hands of others could have been God awful.

Though writer/director Taika Cohen has borrowed a lot of elements from other films working in similar fields, he does so naturally, with a poise, grace, and nerdiness, left out of a lot of the quirky, funny, hip, indie rom-coms. Nothing brilliant, but a solid comedy, that plays better to absurd than it does thoughtful, but I laughed all the way through, and would recommend to others, if it sounds like the thing for you. It's pluses easily beat out it's minuses.

I'm not really into actors, or following "the stars', but Loren Horsley's performance here was really kind of enchanting, and I would definitely be interested in seeing her again. "I am...Dangerous Person..."

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