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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 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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Trivia

Steven Van Zandt, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Don Rickles, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Johnny Knoxville, and Scott Speedman were considered for the role of Frankie. See more »

Goofs

There are suggestions in the movie that the sunken ship used by the sharks as a hideout is supposed to be the Titanic. The would be impossible, because the movie takes place along a tropical reef such as the one off Key West Florida. This is over 1000 miles away from the Titanic. Also, the sunken Titanic is 10,000 feet deep. The sharks and other fish in the movie can not swim that deep. 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 DreamWorks logo has the fishing boy casts his fishing line into the ocean (with the worm on the hook encountering Lenny). 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

References Titan A.E. (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Far as We Felt Like Goin'
Written by Kenny Nolan and Bob Crewe
Performed by The Pussycat Dolls
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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14 November 2004 | by The_OrendaSee all my reviews

I can't explain why I didn't like Shark Tale too much. Visually there is a creative backdrop which is absolutely beautiful. I wonder if they just took pictures of New York, doused it underwater and worked around the scenery. Because with the exception of that imagery, Shark Tale has a very loud, very brash, in-your-face mentality that takes away from the movie. Other features like The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo invite you to the paradise of being under the sea. Shark Tale throws you in the middle of the loudest club and tells you to get down on it. I don't buy it and with the exception of some visual gags, nobody else could neither. This is also another movie where Will Smith can get back into his Fresh Prince gear and get away with it and Jack Black could play a gender confused shark and be accepted for it as well. I wanted to enjoy the scenery and the sight of an underground New York. Shark Tale offered it but instead beat us silly with all the hoopla we see everyday on the television set. What a disappointment. Enjoy the humor and expect nothing more.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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