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Eagle vs Shark (2007)

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The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Loren Taylor (story) (as Loren Horsley), Taika Waititi (story) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Taylor ... Lily (as Loren Horsley)
Jemaine Clement ... Jarrod
Joel Tobeck ... Damon
Brian Sergent ... Jonah
Craig Hall ... Doug
Rachel House ... Nancy
Morag Hills Morag Hills ... Vinny
Bernard Stewart Bernard Stewart ... Zane
Taika Waititi ... Gordon
David Fane ... Eric Elisi
Cohen Holloway ... Mason
Gentiane Lupi Gentiane Lupi ... Tracy
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Jenny
Adam Gardiner ... Tony
Jackie van Beek ... Burger Staff
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Storyline

In Wellington, wallflower Lily is inexplicably attracted to loser Jarrod. She's out of a job; he's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school. When she accompanies him to his seacoast hometown where he intends to take on his nemesis, she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members--plus the memory of his talented, dead brother. Jarrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with his dead brother's fiancée, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There's someone for everyone... apparently. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Eagle vs. Shark See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,361, 17 June 2007

Gross USA:

$221,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,298,037
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jarrod's bizarre home-crafted novelty candles include the Twin Towers with wicks in their upper windows which he hopes will sell to the Muslims, and an effigy of Osama bin Laden with wicks in his eyes which he hopes will sell to the Yanks. See more »

Goofs

Approximately 45 minutes into the film as Jarrod asks Lily, Mason, and his daughter, "What's good to buy for girls?" you can see the reflection of film crew in his glasses. See more »

Quotes

[as Lily enters the room, her face caked in makeup]
Doug Davis: Woah!
Nancy: Wow!
Doug Davis: Stop the press! We've got a fashion model in the house! Is that the makeup you got from us?
Lily: Yep.
Doug Davis: And your skin's all right?
Lily: Yep. Why?
Nancy: Oh, we were just wondering.
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Connections

References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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Seaworld
Written by Luke Buda & The Phoenix Foundation
Performed by The Phoenix Foundation
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Very Napoleon Dynamite Feel
29 January 2007 | by roryboyerSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at Sundance 2007. I really enjoyed watching this show, I caught about 5 movies in 4 days and this was the best out of all of them.

This movie was entertaining, I was never bored. It reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite however different enough to not be a rip off. All the characters were great! They added exactly what was needed in this movie to make it fun to watch.

Favorite Quote "Some people don't have sleeping bags"

Anyway this is really worth a watch and look forward to having a copy at home to watch over and over.


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