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Bottle Rocket (1993)

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writers:

Owen Wilson (screenplay), Wes Anderson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Owen Wilson ... Dignan
Luke Wilson ... Anthony
Robert Musgrave ... Bob Hanson
Elissa Sommerfield Elissa Sommerfield ... Waitress at Diner
Isiah Ellis Isiah Ellis ... Man on Street
Temple Nash Temple Nash ... Temple
Briggs Branning Briggs Branning ... Man at Goffs (as Col. Briggs Branning)
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Storyline

The banality of crime. Two young men, Dignan and Anthony, walk along talking about "Starsky and Hutch." They're on their way to burglarize a house. After, they go to a café, play some pinball. They argue about the burglary and talk to their friend Bob about another scheme. They talk to a guy about buying a gun, just to intimidate. Anthony breaks into a car to steal a wallet. With Bob, they plan and stage a holdup and talk about it afterward at a burger stand: armed robbery for $183. They're pleased. The two pals race each other. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not criminals, but everybody's got to have a dream.

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Short | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bottle Rocket See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Dignan and Anthony talk about Starsky and Hutch (1975). Owen Wilson starred in Starsky & Hutch (2004). See more »

Quotes

Dignan: If we want a gun, just to intimidate someone...
Temple: No, you don't want to do that. That's suicidal. You don't intimidate people with guns you shoot people with guns.
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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Route
Written by Chet Baker
Performed by Chet Baker and Art Pepper
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Wilson brothers are great
27 July 2006 | by BlackVelvet88See all my reviews

This short was great. It's actually the first and only Wes Anderson work I'd seen, so I didn't know what to expect. But it was surprisingly well-made. Obviously not the best, but for a low budget screening, the cinematography was good, the dialogue was pretty good, and especially the main actors were good. Sure, they weren't Humphrey Bogart or Robert De Niro, but I thought they did great for first timers. Honestly, I was surprised that it was their first time. Of course, I did have an admiration for Owen Wilson before.

Overall, this short was better that I expected. I know Anderson's work now and I know the writer side of Owen Wilson. I'll see even more when I see the feature length version - this film made me want to see it.


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