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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

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When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition. Written by FilmFanUK

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The deeper you go, the weirder life gets


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Rated R for language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,085, 12 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,006,726, 27 February 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,788,000
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Trivia

The ailment acquired by Steve, hydrogen psychosis (or "crazy-eye") is a play on an actual diving malady known as nitrogen narcosis. See more »

Goofs

When Hennessy is speaking to Steve on his boat, there is a stain on his yellow couch that disappears and reappears in between shots. See more »

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[in Italian]
Festival Director: Ladies and gentlemen, we are very pleased to welcome you to the world premiere of Part 1 of the newest film from a great favorite of ours here at Loquasto, Mr. Steve Zissou. A brief Q & A will immediately follow the screening. Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

In the scene of the credits where the crew boards the Belafonte, Ned can clearly be seen at the top of the ship in full pilot's uniform smoking his pipe. See more »

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References Boney (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Passacaglia in C Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Angela Hewitt
Courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd, London, England
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I guess we all have differing tastes
23 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

After watching three-quarters of the movie and shutting if off in disgust, I was incredulous when I came here and read all the wonderful reviews of this film. So I watched it again, just in case it was merely a case of me having a bad day the first time I watched it, or perhaps the film all came together after I had quit watching it. I figured I must have missed something.

So now, after watching it all the way through, my final conclusion is that this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I kept waiting for something funny to occur but I could see every joke coming from a mile away. There was not one iota of originality. Sadly, the trailer that was shown on television before the film was released had all the funniest scenes from the movie in it, but even they weren't really weren't all that funny.

Although I am a big Bill Murray fan, this is one of his projects I will forget and try to not hold it against him.


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