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Bottle Rocket (1996)

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Newcomer Owen Wilson, in a star-making performance, co-wrote the screenplay about three best friends who attempt to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local "godfather" (James … View More
Genres Crime, Comedy
Director Wes Anderson
Starring Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Lumi Cavazos View More
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Movie Summary

Newcomer Owen Wilson, in a star-making performance, co-wrote the screenplay about three best friends who attempt to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local "godfather" (James Caan) who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers. Co-starring Luke Wilson and Bob Musgrave in their film debuts.
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Movie Details

Genres Crime, Comedy
Director Wes Anderson
Starring Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Lumi Cavazos, James Caan, Andrew Wilson, Ned Dowd, Kumar Pallana, Jim Ponds
Studio Name Sony Pictures
Release Date 1996
VUDU Release Date 02/18/2013
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 91 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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