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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou ()


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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... See more »

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Steve Zissou
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Ned Plimpton
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Jane Winslett-Richardson
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Eleanor Zissou
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Klaus Daimler
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Alistair Hennessey
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Oseary Drakoulias
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Vladimir Wolodarsky
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Bill Ubell
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Pelé dos Santos
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Anne-Marie Sakowitz
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Vikram Ray
Niels Koizumi ...
Bobby Ogata
Pawel Wdowczak ...
Renzo Pietro
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Intern #1
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Esteban du Plantier
Antonio Monda ...
Festival Director
Isabella Blow ...
Antonia Cook
James Hamilton ...
Festival Photographer
Melanie Gerren ...
Mandeeza
Nazzareno Piana ...
Elderly Man (as Nazzareno 'Neno' Piana)
Rudd Simmons ...
Man in Yellow Shirt
Leonardo Giovannelli ...
Werner
Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. ...
Talk Show Host
Pietro Ragusa ...
Academic
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Air Kentucky Pilot
Robert Wilson ...
Air Kentucky Pilot
Don McKinnon ...
Air Kentucky Pilot
Alessio Santini ...
University of Alaska Intern
Paolo Sirignani ...
University of Alaska Intern
Andrew Weisell ...
University of Alaska Intern
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University of Alaska Intern
Andrea Guerra ...
University of Alaska Intern
Christiano Irrera ...
University of Alaska Intern
Vincenzo Recchia ...
University of Alaska Intern
Marco Ciarlitto ...
University of Alaska Intern
Tony Shafrazi ...
Larry Amin
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Phillip
Stefano Maria Ortolani ...
Italian Man in Audience
Sylvie Genin ...
French Woman in Audience
Jacques Henri Lartigue ...
Lord Mandrake (archiveFootage) (as Jacques-Henri Lartigue)
Muzius Gordon Dietzmann ...
Javier
Gangyuan Xu ...
Cedric
Robin Scott ...
Hugo
Guglielmo Casciaro ...
Carl
Alessandro De Angelis ...
Hennessey Sailor
Andrea Bertone ...
Hennessey Sailor
Andriy Kachur ...
Hennessey Sailor
Roberto Salvi ...
Hennessey Sailor
Stefano Masciolini ...
Hennessey Sailor
Robert Sommer ...
Party Guest
Anna Orso ...
Party Guest
Ettore Conti ...
Party Guest
Robert Graham ...
Venezuelan General
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Chief Pirate
Conrado Mendoza Dolor ...
Pirate
Eduardo Bautista Grantuza ...
Pirate
Simeon Maragigak Agelion ...
Pirate
Walter Cajapao Casapao ...
Pirate
Honorato Ilao Reyes ...
Pirate
Roderick Magbay ...
Pirate
Demetreo Castillo ...
Pirate
Thomas Carwgal de la Peña ...
Pirate
Edwarren Bantungon ...
Pirate
Levi Mickael de Ramon ...
Pirate
Aries Corales ...
Pirate
Aries Dolor Ilagon ...
Pirate
Joseph de los Reyes ...
Pirate
Dennis Rayos Martinez ...
Pirate
Taiyo Yamanouchi ...
Pirate (as Tatyo Yamanouchi)
Wai Tung Wong ...
Pirate
Ging Fang Zhu ...
Pirate
Francis Dokyi ...
Water Taxi Driver
Begni Bok Dong ...
Young Ogata
Daniel Acon ...
Former Team Zissou, Antarctica
Alexander Hamilton ...
Former Team Zissou, Antarctica
Leica ...
Cody

Directed by

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Wes Anderson

Written by

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Wes Anderson ... (written by) &
Noah Baumbach ... (written by)

Produced by

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Wes Anderson ... producer
Dan Beers ... associate producer
Barry Mendel ... producer
Scott Rudin ... producer
Rudd Simmons ... executive producer
Enzo Sisti ... co-producer
Arianne Sutner ... animation producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Mark Mothersbaugh

Cinematography by

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Robert D. Yeoman ... director of photography (as Robert Yeoman)

Film Editing by

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David Moritz

Editorial Department

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Will Barnes ... avid technician
Jason Barnoski ... post-production assistant
David Bernstein ... colorist: high definition mastering
Lucas Borghi ... assistant editor (as Luke Borghi)
Dale E. Grahn ... film color timer
Jennifer Hatton ... assistant editor
Natasha Leonnet ... digital color timer (as Natasha Leonett)
Jack Lewars ... assistant color timer: Efilm
Daniel R. Padgett ... additional film editor
Lorene Simpson ... digital intermediate producer
Mary Beth Smith ... negative cutter
Ellen Taylor ... assistant editor
Michael R. Taylor ... post-production assistant
Paolo Verrucci ... telecine colorist dailies: Italy
Gina Zappala ... assistant editor
Charles Bunn ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jamie Mitchell ... trailer editor: home video (uncredited)

Casting By

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Douglas Aibel

Production Design by

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Mark Friedberg

Art Direction by

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Stefano Maria Ortolani
Marco Trentini ... (art direction)
Eugenio Ulissi

Set Decoration by

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Gretchen Rau

Costume Design by

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Milena Canonero

Makeup Department

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Jana Carboni ... assistant makeup artist
Maria Teresa Corridoni ... key hair stylist
Maurizio Damiani ... assistant hair stylist
Frances Hannon ... hair stylist: Bill Murray / makeup artist: Bill Murray
Enrico Iacoponi ... assistant makeup artist
Rosa Luciani ... hair stylist
Vincenzo Mastrantonio ... makeup artist
Emanuel Millar ... hair stylist: Cate Blanchett
Belinda Parish ... hair stylist: Marineland, Antibes / makeup artist: Marineland, Antibes
Corrado Pastore ... hair production assistant
Mario Pegoretti ... hair stylist
Giulio Pezza ... makeup artist
Francesco Scaramella ... assistant hair stylist
Katia Sisto ... assistant makeup artist (as Caterina Sisto)
Gino Tamagnini ... key makeup artist (as Gino Tomagnini)
Heba Thorisdottir ... makeup artist: Cate Blanchett
Cristina Patterson ... contact lens painter (uncredited)

Production Management

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Manuela Cacciamani ... assistant unit manager
Vito Colazzo ... unit production manager
Federico Foti ... unit manager
Marco Olivieri ... unit manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Inti Carboni ... first assistant director
Roman Coppola ... second unit director
Edoardo Ferretti ... second second assistant director
Sam Hoffman ... first assistant director
Meghan Myszkowski ... dga trainee
Edoardo Petti ... second second assistant director
Daniele Ramazzotti ... second second assistant director: visual effects unit
Franco Maria Salamon ... second unit director
Alessio Spinelli ... second assistant director: second unit
Luigi Spoletini ... first assistant director: second unit / second unit director
Simonetta Valentini ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Alessia Anfuso ... draft person
Chiara Balducci ... lead person
Maria-Teresa Barbasso ... assistant art director
Simone Braguglia ... art department assistant
Cristina Cecili ... painter
Barbara Cicero ... art buyer
Giulia Chiara Crugnola ... assistant art director
Davide De Cubellis ... sketch artist
Sandro Ercolini ... painter (as Sandro Erdolini)
Bruno Falconi ... carpenter
Roberta Federico ... set designer
Antonio Fraulo ... assistant property master
Satjawatcharaphong Gritsada ... lead sculptor
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Sandra Jelmini ... art department coordinator
John Kleber ... concept artist
Mauro Masotti ... drapery
Simona Migliotti ... set designer
Kris Moran ... assistant property master (as Kristine Moran)
Stefano Morbidelli ... on-set dresser
Francesco Motolese ... head sculpture / sculptor: art department
Antonio Murer ... set dresser
Sebastiano Murer ... props
David Packard ... scenic artist
Phred Palmer ... assistant set decorator
Mark Pollard ... graphic art director
Alessandra Querzola ... lead person
Ellen Ridgway ... character fabrication (as Ellen Ridgeway)
Priscilla Rossi ... assistant set decorator
Saverio Sammali ... assistant art director
Giuliano Santalucia ... set dresser
Paola Sforzini ... painter (as Paolo Sforzini)
Briseide Siciliano ... draft person
Steve Thomas ... prop designer
Andrea Tolomei ... set dressing runner
Francesco Valento ... carpenter
Greg Winter ... assistant scenic artist
Bill Roth ... sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Olivier Burgaud ... boom operator
David V. Butler ... dialogue editor
Kevin E. Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Kim Drummond ... dialogue editor
David Giammarco ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Wayne Griffin ... adr supervisor
Scott A. Jennings ... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Klein ... sound effects editor (as Jonathan A. Klein)
Goro Koyama ... foley artist
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Anna Malkin ... foley recording assistant
Rupert Nadeau ... assistant sound editor
Michael O'Farrell ... sound effects editor
Joe Schiff ... first assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins ... re-recording mixer
Pawel Wdowczak ... sound mixer
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Paul Berolzheimer ... sound editor (uncredited)
Onofre Ortega ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Daniel Acon ... special effects coordinator
Renato Agostini ... special effects supervisor
Danilo Bollettini ... special effects technician
Massimo Cardajoli ... special effects technician
Marco Corridori ... special effects technician (as Marco Moneta)
Maurizio Corridori ... special effects
Stefano Corridori ... special effects technician
Damien Fitzpatrick ... dolphin technican
Andy Lawless ... shoot supervisor: animation unit
Franco Ragusa ... special effects foreman
Miguel Sandoval ... special effects crew
Silvano Scasseddu ... special effects
Ty Boyce ... animatronic designer (uncredited)
Pieter Folkens ... dolphin designer/sculptor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jacqueline Allard ... rotoscope: Gray Matter FX
Margaret Lily Andres ... assistant editor: animation unit
Christian T. Andrews ... motion control engineer: stop motion unit
Arthur Argote ... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Adam Avitabile ... flame artist
Joseph Brattesani ... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Kevin R. Browne ... digital artist
Chad Buehler ... digital compositor
Scott Camera-Smith ... production engineering (as Scott Smith)
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Michael Collins ... digital artist
Walt Conti ... animatronic effects supervisor
Pierre Couture ... digital producer: Gray Matter FX
Sean C. Cunningham ... digital artist: Gray Matter Effects
Jeremy Dawson ... visual effects supervisor
Mark S. Driscoll ... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects Inc. (as Mark Driscoll)
Travis Dutch ... scanning and recording
Henrik Fett ... visual effects supervisor: LOOK Effects, Inc. (as Henrik R. Fett)
Ray Giarratana ... visual effects supervisor
William Higgins ... rotoscope: Gray Matter FX
Timothy Hittle ... stop-motion animator
Nancy Hyland ... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Christopher Ivins ... digital compositor
Joni Jacobson ... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Patrick Keenan ... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Danny S. Kim ... compositor
Perry M. Kimura ... digital scanning and recording: Efilm/Deluxe
Justin Kohn ... lead stop-motion animator
Keith Lackey ... character modeler/rigger
Jay Lalime ... digital I/O: Gray Matter FX
Tom Lynnes ... CG artist: Gray Matter FX / CG supervisor: Gray Matter FX
Margaux Mackay ... visual effects producer: Gray Matter
Diane Macke ... project manager: EFilm
Gray Marshall ... visual effects supervisor: Gray Matter FX
Caleb Owens ... modeler: Gray Matter FX
Daren Rabinovitch ... model/miniature maker: ILM
César Romero ... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Robert Scifo ... digital matte painter: Gray Matter FX
Henry Selick ... visual effects: underwater scenes
Tefft Smith ... digital artist
Giuseppe Squillaci ... digital artist: Proxima
Nancy St. John ... visual effects producer
Eben Stromquist ... model maker
Pat Sweeney ... director of photography: animation unit (as Patrick Sweeney)
Eric Swenson ... visual effects director of photography
Thomas Tannenberger ... digital compositor
Dan Trezise ... digital compositor: Gray Matter
N. Bantu Key ... second digital colorist: EFILM (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Ambrosi ... stunt double
Giorgio Antonini ... stunt double
Paolo Antonini ... stunt double
Mauro Balmas ... stunts
Massimiliano Bianchi ... stunt rigger
Danilo Capuzi ... stunt double: Jeff Goldblum
Enrico Cerabino ... stunt double
Gionata Marzeddu ... utility stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni ... assistant stunt coordinator (as Stefano Mioni)
Alessandro Novelli ... stunt double
Emiliano Novelli ... stunt double
Franco Maria Salamon ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Philippe Antonello ... still photographer
Davide Avenia ... electrician
Mickey Bergstrom ... video operator
John Boccaccio ... first assistant camera
Margaux Bonhomme ... director of photography: Marineland, Antibes unit
Fabio Capozzi ... electrician
Alessandro Cardelli ... electrician
Massimo Cecchini ... electrician
Fabio De Meis ... electrician
Claudio Del Gobbo ... dolly grip
Massimiliano Dessena ... best boy grip
Francesco Di Giacomo ... focus puller: second unit
Alessandro Di Meo ... second assistant camera: underwater unit
Danilo Di Palma ... electrician
Stefano Di Pasquali ... grip
Paolo Di Stefano ... electrician
Sergio Faina ... key rigging grip
Stefano Falivene ... director of photography: second unit
Doriano Forti ... rigging grip
Claudio Frollano ... electrician
Claudio Gallicchio ... electrician
Laurent King ... director of photography: Marineland, Antibes unit
Massimiliano Kuveiller ... second assistant camera: second unit
Aurelio Langella ... grip
Simone Lucchetti ... electrician
Marcostavros Maggi ... clapper loader
Jim McConkey ... steadicam operator
Tommaso Mele ... key grip
Giorgio Pezzotti ... grip
Mauro Pezzotti ... grip: visual effects unit
Alessandro Picchi ... rigging electrician
Carlo Postiglione ... key grip
Massimo Rinella ... grip
Pete Romano ... underwater photographer
Emanuele Salvatore ... grip
Antonio Scappatura ... motion control technician
Fulvio Segianni ... grip
Cristiano Sergioli ... crane technician
Corrado Serri ... assistant camera
Giovanni Tancredi ... best boy
Emiliano Topai ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alberto Torrecilla ... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
François Vigon ... second assistant camera
Carlo Vinciguerra ... gaffer
Maryan Zurek ... assistant underwater camera
Marco Adesso ... aerial unit (uncredited)
Ian Speed ... libra technician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Mike Cachuela ... animatic artist
Martin Meunier ... creature supervisor
Roger Udwin ... assistant coordinator: animation unit

Casting Department

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Stephanie Holbrook ... casting associate
Beatrice Kruger ... casting: Italy (as Béatrice Kruger)
Maria Olivetta ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barbara Adducci ... costume department coordinator
Johanna Bronner ... costume assistant
Isabelle Caillaud ... wardrobe assistant
Claudio Manzi ... costume assistant
Bojana Nikitovic ... assistant costume designer
Uliva Pizzetti ... costume supervisor
Annie Yun ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Nicola Fedrigoni ... assistant location manager
Enrico Latella ... location manager
Erik Paoletti ... location manager
Milena Bono Parodi ... location coordinator (as Milena Bono)
Andrea Passalacqua ... location manager
Franco Rapa ... location services: Naples, Italy
Vincenzo Testa ... location supervisor

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Jim Dunbar ... music coordinator
Walt Fowler ... musician: trumpet
Christopher Guardino ... conductor / musician: piano, celeste, harpsichord, organ / orchestrations (as Chris Guardino)
Richard Henderson ... music editor
Jonathan Karp ... additional music editor
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of music
Stewart Lerman ... music recording mixer
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Don Welty ... music business and legal affairs
Booker White ... music preparation
Reggie Wilson ... music contractor

Transportation Department

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Daniele Abeille ... transportation coordinator
Emiliano Barretta ... driver
Paolo Bernardini ... driver / production driver
Massimiliano Rocchetti ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Andrea Alunni ... assistant marine coordinator
Daren Bailey ... assistant marine coordinator
Eleonora Baldwin ... script supervisor: second unit
Matteo Bardelli ... set production assistant
Jaclyn Bashoff ... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Rebecca Booth ... production assistant
Giorgio Catalano ... production accountant
Ted Cella ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Gian Luca Ciotti ... helicopter commander
Carmela Compagnone ... assistant accountant
Molly Cooper ... assistant: Barry Mendel
Ian Creed ... marine coordinator
Chris Cussen ... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Steve Eckelman ... assistant: Owen Wilson
Johnny Egan ... production assistant
Jules Eggli ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Willy Faso ... production assistant
Max Fink ... assistant production coordinator
Alessandro Fiorito ... accountant
Maria Fiorito ... production accountant
Alessandra Fortuna ... assistant: Rudd Simmons
Alex Fratar ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Brandon Hollyer ... assistant post-production accountant
Dean Hood ... financial controller
Aaron Janus ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Mike Larocca ... executive assistant: Scott Rudin
Valeria Leonardi ... additional assistant: Wes Anderson
A.M. Lukas ... American Empirical Intern (as Anna Martemucci)
Nicola Marzano ... key set production assistant
Norma Marie Mascia ... production coordinator
Marco Maurizi ... facilities
Grant McFadden ... assistant: Wes Anderson
Cariddi McKinnon Nardulli ... assistant: Enzo Sisti (as Cariddi Nardulli)
Karin Mercurio ... accountant
Paolo Merosi ... extras supervisor
Nata More ... set production assistant
Claudia Moscatello ... set dressing coordinator/estimator
Lillian Parker ... assistant: Wes Anderson
Giampiero Pelusi ... set production assistant
Rino Piccolo ... film commissioner
Cory Poccia ... production office intern
Connor Price ... executive assistant: Scott Rudin
Silvia Riolo ... assistant production coordinator
Eugene Rizzo ... publicist
Patrizia Roletti ... assistant to coordinators
Adam Rosenberg ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Amina Runyan-Shefa ... additional assistant: Barry Mendel
Giuseppe Santoni ... production assistant
Sarah Schechter ... executive in charge
Annalisa Schmid ... accommodation coordinator
Jon Silk ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Virginie Simon ... legal advisor
Massimiliano Sisti ... accounts assistant
Stefania Sisti ... production secretary
Narges Takesh ... story editor
Valentina Testa ... payroll assistant
Elena Tiberi ... data entry
Annemarie van de Mond ... script supervisor
Joan Washington ... pre-production coach: Cate Blanchett
Jay Williams ... content producer
Danlee Winegar ... assistant: Cate Blanchett
Tim Ballou ... senior script clearance manager (uncredited)
Andrew S. Kahn ... assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Cristiano Sebastianelli ... cashier (uncredited)

Thanks

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Eric Chase Anderson ... special thanks
Jacques-Yves Cousteau ... dedicatee
George Drakoulias ... special thanks
Maya Forbes ... special thanks
Mitch Glazer ... special thanks
Kelly Lynch ... special thanks
Tara Subkoff ... special thanks
Gore Vidal ... special thanks
Wallace Wolodarsky ... special thanks (as Wally Wolodarsky)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The deeper you go, the weirder life gets See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Wes Anderson Project (United States)
  • The Life Aquatic (United States)
  • Life Aquatic (Japan, English title)
  • La vie aquatique (France)
  • Die Tiefseetaucher (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $113,085, 12 Dec 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $10,788,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Matthew Gray Gubler (Intern Number One) was also co-Writer and Director Wes Anderson's intern in real life. See more »
Goofs Jane says she's reading a "six volume novel" to her unborn child, but is holding one volume in her hands while six others are lying on the chair, which makes it a seven volume novel. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Starz on the Set: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005). See more »
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Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Steve Zissou: Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern.
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