DVD 118 mins IMDB 7.3 (21,595 votes)
Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The
Disney / Buena Vista (2004)
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(2005 )
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

Cate Blanchett Jane Winslett-Richardson
Bud Cort Bill Ubell
Willem Dafoe Klaus Daimler
Michael Gambon Oseary Drakoulias
Jeff Goldblum Alistair Hennessey
Anjelica Huston Eleanor Zissou
Bill Murray Steve Zissou
Owen Wilson Ned Plimpton
Noah Taylor Vladimir Wolodarsky
Seu Jorge Pelé dos Santos
Robyn Cohen Anne-Marie Sakowitz
Waris Ahluwalia Vikram Ray
Niels Koizumi Bobby Ogata
Pawel Wdowczak Renzo Pietro
Matthew Gray Gubler Intern #1

Director Wes Anderson
Producer Wes Anderson; Barry Mendel; Scott Rudin
Writer Wes Anderson; Noah Baumbach
Cinematography Stefano Falivene; Robert D. Yeoman
Musician Mark Mothersbaugh; Ennio Morricone; David Bowie; Iggy Pop; Robert Mothersbaugh; Rod Argent; Jon Thor Birgisson; Agust Aevar Gunnarsson; Georg Holm; Kjartan Sveinisson; Scott Walker; James Williamson
User Credit 1 David Moritz
User Credit 2 Milena Canonero

Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent jaguar shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and his estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping and bankruptcy. Oscar-nominated writer-director Wes Anderson (2001, The Royal Tenenbaums, Best Original Screenplay) has assembled an all-star cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.

Edition Details
Barcode 786936286892
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/10/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Commentary by Wes Anderson and co-writer Noah Baumbach
Ten deleted scenes
"Starz on the Set": behind-the-scenes featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible cover and menus featuring Eric Anderson's original illustrations.
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity.
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Trivia: In Wes Anderson's earlier film, Rushmore (1998), there is a shot of Max Fisher on his go-kart which is a direct homage to a Jacques Henri Lartigue photograph. The man in this photo, as well as others taken by Lartigue is named Zissou. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Hennessy is speaking to Steve on his boat, there is a stain on his yellow couch that disappears and reappears in between shots. (more)

[first lines]
[in Italian]
Festival Director: Ladies and gentlemen, we are very pleased to welcome you to the world premiere of Part 1 of the newest film from a great favorite of ours here at Loquasto, Mr. Steve Zissou. A brief Q & A will immediately follow the screening. Thank you.

Awards: 3 wins & 8 nominations (more)