Bottle Rocket (1993)

  |  Short, Comedy, Crime


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


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6 March 2007 | rbverhoef
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| The beginning of Anderson & Wilson
'Bottle Rocket' is the first project written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, starring Owen and his brother Luke. This short, shown at Sundance, made sure they got to make the feature film 'Bottle Rocket' (1996). Of course they came with 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums' and 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' next.

This short, shot in black and white, is sort of the same as the first fifteen minutes of the feature film version. It shows three friends named Dignan (Owen Wilson), Anthony (Luke) and Bob (Robert Musgrave) preparing for a heist, not much more. Before the real deal they practice once, buy guns, and then it's show time.

The dialogue and natural acting makes this an above average short film. The writing is pretty clever and most moments will make you smile. Most of the time it is quite exciting to see one of those "first films" from established directors; 'Bottle Rocket' is no exception.

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Release Date:

1994

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Dallas, Texas, USA

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