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Eagle vs Shark (2007)

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Eagle vs Shark is 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, Lily is a wallflower, inexplicably attracted to Jerrod, a loser. He's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school; she's just out of a job. She goes home with him to a seacoast town where he intends to have it out with his nemesis; she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members - and there's the memory of his talented (and dead) brother. Jerrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with his deceased 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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Taglines:

Finding love was never so... Awkward. 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$221,846, 5 August 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jarrod originally had a son, but director/writer Taika Waititi was so impressed by Morag Hills that he changed the character to a girl so she could play the role. See more »

Goofs

During the Fight Man competition there is a character whose combat name is Blaze. Although he is seen playing just before Jarred, his game character is seen much earlier in the tournament. See more »

Quotes

Jarrod: I'm so complex!
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Soundtracks

I Don't Want (Reprise)
Written by Age Pryor
Performed by Age Pryor & The Marvellous Medicine
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User Reviews

 
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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