A bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. Their leader is Dignan (Owen C. Wilson, who also co-wrote the screenplay), an upbeat if naive charmer who convinces his friends Anthony (Wilson's brother Luke Wilson) and Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave) to enter the crime business. After their first heist, a bizarrely-executed robbery of a local bookstore, the trio goes on the lam, taking up residence in a border hotel where Anthony falls in love with a maid played by Lumi Cavazos. When the three buddies decide that they need to return to the real world, they hook up with a master con-man (James Caan) who sends them on a daring -- if ill-concieved -- mission.~Jason Ankeny
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and cinematographer Robert Yeoman, with Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
Audio commentary featuring Anderson and co-writer/actor Owen Wilson
The Making of "Bottle Rocket," an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderson, producer James L. Brooks, actors James Caan and Luke and Owen Wilson, and others
The original thirteen minute black and white Bottle Rocket short film from 1992
Eleven deleted scenes
Anamorphic test, storyboards, location photos
Behind the scenes photographs by Laura Wilson
The Shafrazi Lectures, No. 1: Bottle Rocket
Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braveman
Plus: A booklet featuring an appreciation by director Martin Scorsese and an essay by Brooks
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Bottle Rocket! Woo!
This is a great movie! Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson are hilarious! Wes Andersons first full length film is something special! I can't get enough of this guy! He is witty in his dialogue and the colors! Oh my goodness! The colors are really something to rave about! His cinematography is really a work of art as well!
Wes Anderson's first and required viewing for fans of his work. You can see the genesis of his style. It's also a pretty good movie. I would not place it on par with his later works but still good clean fun.