Bottle Rocket Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Bottle Rocket the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

A trio of inexperienced but aspiring criminals attempt to make their mark on the world in suburban Dallas. Newcomers Wilson, who plays the group's ambitious leader Dignan, and Anderson penned this smart ensemble piece first as a 13-minute black and white short. A subsequent showing at the Sundance Film Festival got the attention of producer James L. Brooks ("Broadcast News"). Film got the backing to go feature length with Anderson directing, and deservedly so, with its fresh dialogue and surprising warmth.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Heists, Scams, Stings & Cons, Disorganized Crime, Generation X
Screenplay
Wes Anderson, Owen C. Wilson
Cast
Ned Dowd, Owen C. Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Lumi Cavazos, James Caan, Andrew Wilson, Jim Ponds
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman
Director
Wes Anderson
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh
Producer
Polly Platt, James L. Brooks, Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor, Gracie Films, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1996: New Filmmaker (Anderson).

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