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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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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 ... 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 the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named Oscar 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. Written by Anonymous

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In fall, a new school will rule. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$160,861,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,275,019
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore were considered for the role of Angie. See more »

Goofs

When the Shorties tag "Sharkslayer" on the wall, the painting of Oscar wearing armor and carrying a sword disappears after it is first seen. 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

The movie starts when the kid in the DreamWorks logo casts his fishing line and the camera zooms in on its hook. See more »


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Ladies Night
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Meekaaeel Muhammed, Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Earl Toon
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Have Animated Features Jumped the Shark?
18 November 2004 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

"Shark Tale" is the latest animated feature from DreamWorks, the same studio that gave us "Antz" and "Shrek." This new story can be called a cross between "Finding Nemo" and "The Godfather." It's no "Shrek," but it's still enjoyable. The voice talent was well cast, with Will Smith as Oscar, the ambitious "small fish in a big pond" who finds himself an instant celebrity; Jack Black as Lenny, a peaceful vegetarian shark; Robert DeNiro as Don Lino, Lenny's father, the head of a shark mob, etc. The animation looks good, and a lot of movie references are clever. Sometimes, though, the producers of the movie seem to be trying too hard. But even if it doesn't always hit the mark, "Shark Tale" is worth a look.


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