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Eagle vs Shark -- 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.
Eagle vs Shark -- Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this hilarious story about relationships and redemption finds humor in the most unexpected places and proves that love is truly blind.

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Director:
Writers:
Taika Waititi (story)
Taika Waititi (written by)
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Release Date:
17 August 2007 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Opposites. Unattractive. See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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 .... line producer
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
 
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.
 
Stunts
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
Stuart Rutherford .... runner
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)
Linda A. Borgeson .... executive in charge of post production (uncredited)
Felicity Hamill .... body double (uncredited)
 
Thanks
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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Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence
Runtime:
USA:88 min | Germany:93 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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Trivia:
The poster for this film was created by an artist at DeviantART.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Approximately 45 minutes into the film as Jarrod asks Lily, Mason, and his daughter, "What's good to buy for girls?" you can see the reflection of film crew in his glasses.See more »
Quotes:
Jarrod:I'm so complex!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Blue SummerSee more »

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47 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Dangerous Person, Yup, 20 June 2007
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. While comparisons to "Napoleon Dynamite" are inevitable, writer/director Taika Cohen/Waititi actually delivers much more depth than the cult classic from Idaho. The multiple story lines involve family relationships, one on ones, self-esteem and self-discovery. Of course it may also be one of the quirkiest films of all time.

Of the two leads, Jemaine Clement as Jarrod and Loren Horsley as Lily, Clement's role is much flashier, but Ms. Horsley steals every scene. She is such a delight and a curiosity on screen. Her crooked smile and expressive eyes are exquisitely charming and as a viewer, we immediately embrace her desire to be loved.

Most of Mr. Clement's role is gearing up for his big revenge fight against the high school bully. As with most things in his life, he doesn't handle the moment very well, but it does become his moment of awakening.

The family relationship issues are complex and handled very realistically as very little is actually said amongst the individuals. Body language speaks much louder than words. Don't miss the director in the flashbacks as Jerrod's "perfect" brother Gordon.

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