Bottle RocketDirector: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave
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A bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. Their leader is Dignan (Owen C. Wilson, who also co-wrote the screenplay), an upbeat if naive charmer who convinces his friends Anthony (Wilson's brother Luke Wilson) and Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave) to enter the crime business. After their first heist, a bizarrely-executed robbery of a local bookstore, the trio goes on the lam, taking up residence in a border hotel where Anthony falls in love with a maid played by Lumi Cavazos. When the three buddies decide that they need to return to the real world, they hook up with a master con-man (James Caan) who sends them on a daring -- if ill-concieved -- mission.
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Cast & Crew
|Luke Wilson||Anthony Adams|
|Robert Musgrave||Bob Mapplethorpe|
|James Caan||Mr. Henry|
|Andrew Wilson||Future Man|
|Ned Dowd||Dr. Nichols|
|Barbara Boyle||Executive Producer|
|James L. Brooks||Executive Producer|
|Stacy Brownrigg||Sound/Sound Designer|
|L.M. Kit Carson||Co-producer|
|Jerry Fleming||Art Director|
|Jim Goldthwait||Asst. Director|
|Michael Lang||Associate Producer|
|Mark Mothersbaugh||Score Composer|
|Karen Patch||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Sandy Reynolds-Wasco||Set Decoration/Design|
|Richard Sakai||Executive Producer|
|Michael Taylor||Executive Producer|
|David Wasco||Production Designer|
|Andrew Wilson||Associate Producer|
1. 75-Year Plan [7:24]
2. Bob Mapplethorpe, Potential Getaway Driver [6:25]
3. Bookstore Robbery [5:52]
4. On the Run From Johnny Law [6:12]
5. Motel [9:46]
6. "He Stole His Car!" [7:47]
7. Rocky's Scene [4:44]
8. Pointless Act [:29]
9. Applejack, a Good Man [5:17]
10. The Lawn Wranglers [6:03]
11. Mr. Henry's Party [7:48]
12. Hinckley Cold Storage Robbery [4:45]
13. 2000 Man [7:06]
14. Christmas at State Penitentiary [2:49]
15. End Credits [5:18]
16. Color Bars [3:37]
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A Real Movie
"Bob Mapplethorpe, Potential Getaway Driver, Go!"
Making It Personal
One in Five Hundred
"You Gotta Have Some Cheerleaders"
"Why'd You Do It, Man?"
"A William Friedkin Kind of Thing to Do"
Not Like Rififi
"View the Whole in Wonder"
Disc #2 -- Bottle Rocket - Special Features
The Making of Bottle Rocket
The Bottle Rocket Short
Sc. 8: Car Wash
Sc. 9: Eating Sandwiches
Sc. 11: Goff's Hamburgers
Sc. 16: Driving Scene
Sc. 19: Temple Nash Jr.
Sc. 27-29: Police in Bob's Backyard
Sc. 30: On the Lam
Sc. 33-35: Commander Dignan
Sc. 48-49: Bad News
Sc. 58-59: At the Motel
Sc. 88: Dignan and Applejack
The Shafrazi Lectures, No. 1: Bottle Rocket
Photos by Laura Wilson
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This movie slipped by most people, but it is a must see for anyone who enjoys off beat comedy with a little romance. It is a great movie that will make you empathize with its characters. You will find yourself cheering for them to get away with the crime.
This is, hands down, a great, great movie. Owen Wilson has never been better. Luke Wilson is great as Owen's straight-man. This is truly Wes Anderson's masterpiece. The scene with Luke Wilson and his little sister when he first gets out of the loony-bin and meets her at her school is priceless. This was not as well recieved as Anderson's next effort, "Rushmore", and it doesn't pack the punch of the tour-de-force "The Royal Tenenbaums", but has a charm and subtlety that is beyond words.
Wes Anderson's first film. Definitely not his best, but worth watching for the debuts of the two Wilson brothers and the dynamic Wes Anderson's direction.
This is a great movie with great characters. It is very funny, but only if you have a wierd and offbeat sense of humor. I recomend it to everyone who wants to laugh out loud. It will most definetly become one of your favorite all time movies. Have fun with it!
This first film from Wes Anderson and co-writer Owen Wilson nicely illustrates where these two now much sought after writers came from. I find that Anderson's films work within a world of themselves, each one of them creating an imaginary world where fables and dreams take off with subtle speed, always making us think about ourselves and where we have both come from and are going. Bottle Rocket shows the simplicity of the director and his co-writer, but this simplicity is a good thing. It is more of a gentleness seen in the dialogue (listen for Wilson's off camera lines; they are the best). The two partners build on this gentleness in their sophomore effort, RUSHMORE, a classic in itself. Both movies make you feel the most human of emotions, from self-grandeur, utter sadness, to happiness and inner-peace. With the Royal Tenenbaums now out, Anderson is being compared to many greats, but do not get lost in this. He is his own man, never trying to be Capra or Salinger. He is simply showing us the everyday hope that he feels in his own world, and he does a marvelous job translating this hope for us.
This movie is a film which should be a cult favorite for anyone with an off-beat sense of humor. Any Production company worth it's salt should buy the rights and have a series of films starring Dignan (Owen Wilson). That character has so much potential and is by far one of the funniest on-screen characters I have ever seen.