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Sourced from the IMDb page 'Bottle Rocket (1994)'...because frankly I don't really live that dangerously...

Bottle Rocket (1994)

13 min  -  Short | Comedy | Crime   -  1994 (USA)   7/10  

Users: (1,798 votes) 19 reviews | Critics: 2 reviews

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... See full summary »


Wes Anderson


Owen Wilson (screenplay), Wes Anderson (screenplay)


Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Robert Musgrave


Credited cast:
Owen Wilson Owen Wilson ...
Luke Wilson Luke Wilson ...
Robert Musgrave Robert Musgrave ...
Bob Hanson
Elissa Sommerfield Elissa Sommerfield ...
Waitress at Diner
Isiah Ellis Isiah Ellis ...
Man on Street
Temple Nash Temple Nash ...
Briggs Branning Briggs Branning ...
Man at Golfs (as Col. Briggs Branning)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonia Bogdanovich Antonia Bogdanovich ...
Girl at mental hospital


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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Pistol | Target Practice | Robbery | Thief | Bookstore


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


Short | Comedy | Crime

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Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the beginning of the film, Dignan and Anthony talk about the TV show Starsky and Hutch. Owen Wilson would go on to star in the movie Starsky & Hutch. See more »


References "Starsky and Hutch" (1975) See more »


Written by Duke Ellington
Performed Duke Ellington and John Coltrane See more »

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Wilson brothers are great
27 July 2006 | by BlackVelvet88 – See 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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