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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

Director:

Zak Penn

Writer:

Zak Penn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Werner Herzog ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Kitana Baker ... Self
Gabriel Beristain ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Russell Williams II ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV) (as Russell Williams)
David A. Davidson David A. Davidson ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Michael Karnow Michael Karnow ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Robert O'Meara Robert O'Meara ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Zak Penn ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
Steven Gardner Steven Gardner ... Self (Crew of Discovery IV)
John Bailey ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Matthew Nicolay ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Tanja Koop Tanja Koop ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Marty Signore Marty Signore ... Crew of Herzog in Wonderland
Elisabeth Beristain Elisabeth Beristain ... Party Guest
Katherine Ferwerda Katherine Ferwerda ... Party Guest
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Storyline

This is a mockumentary within a mockumentary. The ensemble cast is a Who's Who of modern filmmaking, from Werner Herzog, independent director (Nosferatu, Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn) playing himself directing a documentary, to cinematographer Gabriel Beristain (of the Blade movies) playing himself, to Sound Recorder/Mixer extraordinaire Russell Williams II (of Independent Lens, Moesha, Training Day) playing himself, to.. well you get the idea. Throw in the legend of Nessie and you've got a totally hilarious thriller mockumentary directed by Zak Penn, Make sure you watch the commentary with the Director and cast members, which continues the fiction of the movie. It's brilliant. Written by Kathy Leigh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This fall... There's something in the water


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident au Loch Ness See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,313, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$37,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,493
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eden Rock Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Zak Penn and Werner Herzog perform the DVD commentary while still in character, trading insults frequently, scolding each other and referring to a fake legal agreement that presumably would have been reached after the events take of the film take place. Their argument gets so heated that Herzog 'leaves' and the commentary stops and then restarts, this time hosted by Penn and producer Jana Augsberger. See more »

Quotes

Zak Penn: At least we're not dragging the boat over a hill...
Werner Herzog: What was that?
Zak Penn: Uh... nothing.
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Connections

References Caravaggio (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuban Trumpet
Written and performed by Daniel Guzman Loyzaga
Appears courtesy of The Extreme Music Library plc
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Poor Werner
12 October 2004 | by mikeycmikeydoSee all my reviews

This is a great film on paper but when translated to screen it's a disaster.

Let's examine writer/director Zak Penn's resume....

He wrote X-Men 2, Behind Enemy Lines, Inspector Gadget (??), PCU, Last Action Hero and Suspect Zero.

With perhaps the exception of Suspect Zero should it really be any surprise that this film is terrible ??

While there are a few jabs at/allusions to Herzog that will tickle dedicated fans the grins quickly turn into frowns as you feel nothing but embarrassment for Kinski's "best fiend".

This film attempts to "blur the line between fantasy and reality" but only succeeds in digressing into what it was attempting to comment on.

While Zak Penn certainly fulfils his role as cog in the Hollywood machine supplying us with necessary soma to escape the drudgery of our lackluster existence his attempt at a "real film" is a failure.

"Incident at Loch Ness" is marred by a terrible plot, embarrassing dialogue, an execrable performance by Mr. Penn and awful attempts at comedy relief.

Herzog fans will want to speedily rush home and put on Heart of Glass in an attempt place the undisputed enigma of German film back on the pedestal where he belongs.


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