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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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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 game, 'Fightman', at the Fightman video game competition at Jarrod's apartment was inspired by the Mortal Kombat series.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): One of the certificates on the wall of Jonah's art room is upside-down.See more »
Jarrod:That was some pretty good sex last night, huh?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Goldfinger (1964)See more »
Funny ShadowSee more »


Who plays in the 3rd Annual Fightman Kill-a-Thon?
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83 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Eagle vs. Awesome, 15 June 2007
Author: mistertopps from United States

I just saw Eagle vs. Shark twice. I went to see it once, and thought it was so awesome that I bought a ticket and went to the very next show. I already know this is going to be one of my favorite movies.

Plain and simple, this is a very awkward love story. It doesn't have a complicated plot, it doesn't have any complicated special effects, but what it does have in abundance is comedy. If you're a fan of Monty Python, The Young Ones, Kids in the Hall, The State, Andy Kaufman, Top Secret, Will Ferrel, 1970's SNL-- this is for you. It's that kind of humor. If you're a fan of films Epic Movie, Eurotrip, Dukes of Hazzard or more mainstream types of humor-- this is not for you.

The second time watching it, I laughed almost harder than the first time, because I kept finding even more details in the background to laugh at. I can already see myself quoting this film with my friends: "I'm too complex!" "She went to a lesbian party." And details like the crazy burger (where the bun is on the inside and the hamburger patties are on the outside) are just so priceless. I want to have an Eagle vs. Shark party and make crazy burgers with everyone, play fightman, and chuck shoes at my friend with a helmet.

But the main surprise of this film is also how emotional it is too. I was laughing out of my seat for the first half hour, then I was completely floored by how much I actually cared about these characters. In this love story-- you see these people who are absolutely perfect for each other (or perhaps absolutely wrong for each other), as they drift apart there's a true feeling of sadness for them. Most comedies of this wackier sort don't actually make me care about what was happening, and both times through I really felt for them.

But the best part is the ending. You might think this film is going to wuss out-- and it's actually unbelievable what happens. I won't ruin it for you, but if you were like me, and an hour into the film had predicted what was going to happen-- you are mistaken! This film ends with a bang and is just incredibly fulfilling. I'm smiling just thinking about it.

I cannot wait to see what their next film is, because it's the ultimate movie for my tastes. At the very least, I look forward to seeing this film over and over again at midnight screenings and on DVD.

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