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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When he learned of Cate Blanchett's real-life pregnancy, co-Writer and Director Wes Anderson jokingly accused her of taking method acting too far. See more »

Goofs

When Hennessey is negotiating with Steve on his boat, the angle of his Powerbook's screen - well out of reach - changes 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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During the end credits the filmmakers acknowledge that the real Steve Zissou is a prominent attorney in New York City specializing in complex federal litigation. See more »

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Written and Performed by Sven Libaek
Courtesy of Ron Taylor Film Productions
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My personal favorite
14 April 2009 | by mattbhollandSee all my reviews

This is my all time favorite movie. The comedic intricacies are unmatched, combined with rich visuals and a compelling plot. I am not a fan of most Wes Anderson films, they tend to be a bit too subtle for my taste (DarJeeling Limited, Royal Tenenbaums...). However, Bill Murray hits it out of the park with his deadpan lines (I'm right on the edge. I don't know what comes next....I'm about to blow my stack). Understated performances abound which fits the film perfectly, which means the film may require a few viewings to appreciate it fully (it took me awhile to warm up to it). The soundtrack is amazing also, both the Seu Jorge (sp?) tracks and the Devo instrumentals. All in all, I feel this is Anderson's best work, and I know I am probably in the minority on this, but it's much better on many levels than his previous and subsequent films.

Ann Marie?? Do the interns get Glocks? "No, they all share one."


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