Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2008
UPC: 0715515033428
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 13,329

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeaman, with DTS-HD master audio 5.1 soundtrack; Audio commentary featuring Anderson and co/writer/actor Owen Wilson; The making of "Bottle Rocket," an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderso,n, producer James L. Brooks, actors James Caan and Luke and Owen Wilson, and others; The original thirteen minute black and white Bottle Rocket short film from 1992; Eleven deleted scenes; Anamorphic test; Storyboards; Location photos; Behind the scenes photographs by Laura Wilson; The Shafazi Lectures, No. 1: Bottle Rocket; Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braverman; Plus: a booklet featuring an appreciation by director Martin Scorses and an essay by Brooks; Original artwork by Ian Dingman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Owen Wilson Dignan
Luke Wilson Anthony Adams
Robert Musgrave Bob Mapplethorpe
Lumi Cavazos Inez
James Caan Mr. Henry
Andrew Wilson Future Man
Jim Ponds Applejack
Ned Dowd Dr. Nichols
Kumar Pallana Kumar

Technical Credits
Wes Anderson Director,Screenwriter
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
Cynthia Hargrave Producer
Liz Keigley Casting
Michael Lang Associate Producer
David Moritz Editor
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Karen Patch Costumes/Costume Designer
Polly Platt Producer
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco Set Decoration/Design
Richard Sakai Executive Producer
Michael Taylor Executive Producer
David Wasco Production Designer
Owen Wilson Screenwriter
Andrew Wilson Associate Producer
Robert Yeoman Cinematographer
Ray Zimmerman Co-producer

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