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Shark Tale (2004)

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When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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Michael J. Wilson (screenplay), Rob Letterman (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Oscar (voice)
Robert De Niro ... Don Lino (voice)
Renée Zellweger ... Angie (voice)
Jack Black ... Lenny (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Lola (voice)
Martin Scorsese ... Sykes (voice)
Ziggy Marley ... Ernie (voice)
Doug E. Doug ... Bernie (voice)
Michael Imperioli ... Frankie (voice)
Vincent Pastore ... Luca (voice)
Peter Falk ... Don Feinberg (voice)
Katie Couric ... Katie Current (voice)
David Soren David Soren ... Shrimp / Worm / Starfish #1 / Killer Whale #2 (voice)
David P. Smith David P. Smith ... Crazy Joe (voice)
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Shortie #1 (voice)
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Storyline

The sea underworld is shaken up when the son of shark mob boss Don Lino (Robert De Niro) is found dead, and a young fish named Oscar (Will Smith) is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Ben Stiller, Simon Callow, Tom Wilkinson, Norman Lloyd, and Tom Baker were considered for the role of Sykes. See more »

Goofs

Lenny tells Frankie that he's cold because he's cold blooded. In fact, great white sharks are one of four types of shark that are warm blooded. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[a shark slowly approaches a worm, who frantically struggles to get free of his line...]
Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny.
[the worm faints]
Lenny: Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Lola finds a surprise waiting for her in Oscar's penthouse suite. See more »

Alternate Versions

For each international release, the role of the news reporter "Katie Current" was recast to a prominent female news anchor of that country: In the Australian version it is Tracy Grimshaw, former co-anchor of the Australian Today show; in the UK version it is 'Fiona Phillips', presenter of GMTV; and in the Italian version it is Cristina Parodi, anchor-woman of Verissimo. See more »

Connections

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Set It Off
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A Jamaican perspective...Writers/Directors/Producers be very careful
1 October 2004 | by lsrbigfootSee all my reviews

After seeing the opening today I have to admit...Shark's Tale was one of the corniest movie I've seen in my life...CORNY to the bone. The plot was awesome, and I had laughs, but the writers really tried too hard to make this movie too funny, and they're going to lose international credibility for it...a whole lot.

Let me give you a Jamaican perspective. I'm not taking anything from Ziggy Marley (Ernie) & Doug E. Doug (Bernie); they both couldn't have done the 'Jellyfish Rastas Duo' roles better. But seriously now, both roles were controversially laced with cuss words taken from the Jamaican dialect (thankfully that most Americans don't understand). And so, I felt quite embarrassed listening to the context in how it was done. I'm proud of my Jamaican culture and dialect and that many people would love to learn & experience it. But the writers just can't incorporate cuss words into a kid's movie like that.

It might be funny to some, but it also sends a negative message to the younger audience about different cultures. I wouldn't be surprised if, people walk out on this one when this comes out in the Caribbean.


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Official Sites:

DreamWorks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharkslayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,604,606, 3 October 2004

Gross USA:

$160,861,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,583,879
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1.85 : 1
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