The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Release date:December 10, 2004
(NY, LA; wide release: December 25)

Studio:Touchstone Pictures

Director:Wes Anderson

MPAA Rating:R (for language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity)


Starring:Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Robyn Cohen, Bud Cort, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Wallace Wolodarsky


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Plot Summary:

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.

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