Release date:December 10, 2004
(NY, LA; wide release: December 25)
MPAA Rating:R (for language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity)
Screenwriters:Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Starring:Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Robyn Cohen, Bud Cort, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Wallace Wolodarsky
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-existant 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 Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Oscar-nominated writer/director Wes Anderson ("Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums") has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort in this wildly original adventure-comedy.