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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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Wes Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Murray ... Steve Zissou
Owen Wilson ... Ned Plimpton
Cate Blanchett ... Jane Winslett-Richardson
Anjelica Huston ... Eleanor Zissou
Willem Dafoe ... Klaus Daimler
Jeff Goldblum ... Alistair Hennessey
Michael Gambon ... Oseary Drakoulias
Noah Taylor ... Vladimir Wolodarsky
Bud Cort ... Bill Ubell
Seu Jorge ... Pelé dos Santos
Robyn Cohen ... Anne-Marie Sakowitz
Waris Ahluwalia ... Vikram Ray
Niels Koizumi Niels Koizumi ... Bobby Ogata
Pawel Wdowczak Pawel Wdowczak ... Renzo Pietro
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Intern #1
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life Aquatic See more »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While being fitted for her pregnancy prosthetic, which involved being wrapped in a full body cast, Cate Blanchett fainted. She was rather surprised by this, as she had never fainted before, and learned in the next few days that she actually was pregnant. See more »

Goofs

When Ned is shining his shoes in his cabin and Steve comes to speak with him, the clock goes backwards between shots from 9:50 to 9:40. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

La Niña de Puerta Oscura
Music by Manuel L. Quiroga (as Manuel Lopez-Quiroga)
Words by Rafael de León and Antonio Quintero
Performed by Paco de Lucía and Ramón os Algeciras (as Ramon Algeciras)
Courtesy of Universal Music Spain S.L.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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More than a comedy
26 April 2006 | by vegetarianhealthSee all my reviews

I went into this movie thinking it would be hilarious. I believe this is how the movie was marketed, and would explain the poor box office showing of this movie.

However, this is more a story about life than a comedy. Sure it has a comedy wrapper, but a wrapper is usually thin and inedible compared to the candy inside. This is not your typical candy, but it is fruitful in many ways. This movie is a fabric, not a two dimensional piece of characatured tissue paper as the many signs would have you believe.

This movie is for deep thinking people and those with a heart.

See it.


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