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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

Director:

Zak Penn

Writer:

Zak Penn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Herzog ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
Kitana Baker ... Herself
Gabriel Beristain ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
Russell Williams II ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV) (as Russell Williams)
David A. Davidson David A. Davidson ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
Michael Karnow Michael Karnow ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
Robert O'Meara Robert O'Meara ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
Zak Penn ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
Steven Gardner Steven Gardner ... Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)
John Bailey ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Matthew Nicolay ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Tanja Koop Tanja Koop ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Marty Signore Marty Signore ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Elisabeth Beristain Elisabeth Beristain ... Party Guest
Katherine Ferwerda Katherine Ferwerda ... Party Guest
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Storyline

This is a mockumentary within a mockumentary. The ensemble cast is a Who's Who of modern filmmaking, from Werner Herzog, independent director (Nosferatu, Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn) playing himself directing a documentary, to cinematographer Gabriel Beristain (of the Blade movies) playing himself, to Sound Recorder/Mixer extraordinaire Russell Williams II (of Independent Lens, Moesha, Training Day) playing himself, to.. well you get the idea. Throw in the legend of Nessie and you've got a totally hilarious thriller mockumentary directed by Zak Penn, Make sure you watch the commentary with the Director and cast members, which continues the fiction of the movie. It's brilliant. Written by Kathy Leigh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This fall... There's something in the water


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident au Loch Ness See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,313, 19 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,830, 28 November 2004
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eden Rock Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When asked by an audience member after a viewing at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2004, whether any Nessies were harmed during the making of the film, director Zak Penn indicated that he could not guarantee that they were not. See more »

Quotes

Werner Herzog: I couldn't believe Zak stole the lifeboat. I had only one thought on my mind: if I survive this, I was gonna find Zak Penn, and I would hunt him down, and I would strangle him with my two hands.
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Features Woyzeck (1979) See more »

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Sweet World
Written and performed by Omega Men
Appears courtesy of The Extreme Music Library plc
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Werner Herzog Does Comedy
9 January 2005 | by pdx3525See all my reviews

Who knew that Werner Herzog – the director of "Aguirre: the Wrath of God", "Fitzcarraldo", and other weighty dramas -- could do comedy? Herzog proves it here in Zak Penn's terrific send-up of "the making of the movie" documentary.

"Incident at Loch" purports to document a film Herzog sets out to make in Scotland about the Loch Ness monster. Overseeing the production is Penn, a successful screenwriter. Along for the ride are a famous cinematographer, an Academy award winning sound man, a Playboy model, and a radio controlled six-foot "Nessie."

Penn puts it all together in a clever, inventive way. The result is one of the most original – and funniest – movies of the year.


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