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Shark Tale (2004)

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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Oscar (voice)
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Don Lino (voice)
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Angie (voice)
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Lenny (voice)
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Lola (voice)
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Sykes (voice)
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Luca (voice)
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Don Feinberg (voice)
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Shortie #1 (voice)
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Storyline

The sea underworld is shaken up when the son of the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named Oscar is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences. Written by Anonymous

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The story of what happens when one little fish tells a great white lie... See more »


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Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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1 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Sharkslayer  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,692,292 (Australia) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$160,762,022 (USA) (31 December 2004)
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Trivia

The American Family Association, a Christian conservative organization, raised concerns about Shark Tale (2004), suggesting that it was designed to promote the acceptance of gay rights by children. Primarily, by having Lenny the Shark who is a vegetarian shark, and his struggles as an allegory for the struggles gay men go through with their homosexuality. See more »

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When Angie and Sykes are watching Oscar on TV "killing" Lenny, Angie's tail passes through the desk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[a shark slowly approaches a worm, who frantically struggles to get free of his line... ]
Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny.
[the worm faints]
Lenny: Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?
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Crazy Credits

Crazy Joe the hermit crab scuttles back and forth and interacts with the credits as they roll. They end with Mrs. Sanchez leaning out her window and telling everyone to go home because it's past their bedtime. See more »

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References Once Upon a Time in America (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Yakety Sax
Written by Boots Randolph and James Rich
Performed by Boots Randolph
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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14 November 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I can't explain why I didn't like Shark Tale too much. Visually there is a creative backdrop which is absolutely beautiful. I wonder if they just took pictures of New York, doused it underwater and worked around the scenery. Because with the exception of that imagery, Shark Tale has a very loud, very brash, in-your-face mentality that takes away from the movie. Other features like The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo invite you to the paradise of being under the sea. Shark Tale throws you in the middle of the loudest club and tells you to get down on it. I don't buy it and with the exception of some visual gags, nobody else could neither. This is also another movie where Will Smith can get back into his Fresh Prince gear and get away with it and Jack Black could play a gender confused shark and be accepted for it as well. I wanted to enjoy the scenery and the sight of an underground New York. Shark Tale offered it but instead beat us silly with all the hoopla we see everyday on the television set. What a disappointment. Enjoy the humor and expect nothing more.


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