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Bottle Rocket (1993)

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writers:

Owen Wilson (screenplay), Wes Anderson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Owen Wilson ... Dignan
Luke Wilson ... Anthony
Robert Musgrave ... Bob Hanson
Elissa Sommerfield Elissa Sommerfield ... Waitress at Diner
Isiah Ellis Isiah Ellis ... Man on Street
Temple Nash Temple Nash ... Temple
Briggs Branning Briggs Branning ... Man at Goffs (as Col. Briggs Branning)
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Storyline

The banality of crime. Two young men, Dignan and Anthony, walk along talking about "Starsky and Hutch." They're on their way to burglarize a house. After, they go to a café, play some pinball. They argue about the burglary and talk to their friend Bob about another scheme. They talk to a guy about buying a gun, just to intimidate. Anthony breaks into a car to steal a wallet. With Bob, they plan and stage a holdup and talk about it afterward at a burger stand: armed robbery for $183. They're pleased. The two pals race each other. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not criminals, but everybody's got to have a dream.

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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The short film was originally set to feature established actors, but because of the low budget, the main characters were given to brothers Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, who had never been in a movie before. See more »

Quotes

Dignan: Man, that was a great driving. Seriously, that was a really good driving. Okay? 183 dollars, pretty god rob. Good driving.
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Connections

Remade as Bottle Rocket (1996) See more »

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Happiness Is
Written by Vince Guaraldi
Performed by Vince Guaraldi
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promising though a bit derivative
22 December 2004 | by themadstorkSee all my reviews

The owner of our local video store was nice enough to let me borrow his copy of the short when I rented Bottle Rocket. It's very clever but honestly nothing to write home about. Witty dialog with a lot of pop culture references and a certain charm, but it just doesn't have that endearing quality that Anderson and Wilson's longer films have. It actually seems more like something Quentin Tarantino would do than Anderson and Wilson. If you're a fan of Bottle Rocket and you get a chance to see this it's probably worth it. If nothing else it's interesting to see how it started. On the other hand if you never see it you shouldn't feel like you're missing too much.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bottle Rocket See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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