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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.


Zak Penn


Zak Penn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Herzog ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Kitana Baker ... Self
Gabriel Beristain ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Russell Williams II ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV) (as Russell Williams)
David A. Davidson David A. Davidson ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Michael Karnow Michael Karnow ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Robert O'Meara Robert O'Meara ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Zak Penn ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Steven Gardner Steven Gardner ... Self (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


This is a mockumentary within a mockumentary. The ensemble cast is a Who's Who of modern filmmaking, from Werner Herzog, independent director (Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Grizzly Man (2005), Rescue Dawn (2006)) 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 (1999), Moesha (1996), Training Day (2001)) 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


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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Did You Know?


Zak Penn and Werner Herzog perform the DVD commentary while still in character, trading insults frequently, scolding each other and referring to a fake legal agreement that presumably would have been reached after the events of the film take place. Their argument gets so heated that Herzog 'leaves' and the commentary stops and then restarts, this time hosted by Penn and producer Jana Augsberger. See more »


Kitana Baker: Zak was very insistent that I explain the sonar equipment.
Zak Penn: I had actually gotten this equipment through connections I had to Jim Cameron's company.
Kitana Baker: Under the impression that I was there to play the 'role' of a sonar operator, I had done some research ahead of time.
Zak Penn: It was really authentic looking. I mean Jacques Cousteau would've given his left nut for this thing, and I just wanted to get some shots of it on screen. And you think, whatever, no big deal, it'll take like two seconds. But it was like...
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A solid and interesting performer....
30 March 2005 | by meurdracSee all my reviews

A very charming little film.

Mysterious characters bring so much to this film. Tension between the major players in the film, and the mystery beneath the Loch all work nicely together as they converge on the black waters of Loch Ness. It provides everything from funny and insane dialog to a Playmate in a very tiny American Flag string bikini. What more could anyone ask for?!

Lots of little twists, and the players develop nicely. I can only say that it is ultimately predictable as it reaches it's climax. But like gawking a car wreck, you just can't stop watching it unfold into its natural conclusion. Still, it's very entertaining as it takes you there.

A very solid and respectable "B" grade in my book.

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Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident au Loch Ness See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,313, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eden Rock Media See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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