Bottle Rocket is a 1996 American crime-comedy film directed by Wes Anderson with a screenplay by Anderson and Owen Wilson based on Anderson's 1994 short film of the same name. In addition to being Wes Anderson's feature-length directorial debut, Bottle Rocket was the debut feature for brothers Owen and Luke Wilson, who co-starred with James Caan and Robert Musgrave.
In Arizona, Dignan "rescues" his friend Anthony from a voluntary psychiatric unit, where he has been staying for self-described exhaustion. Dignan has an elaborate escape plan and has developed a 75-year plan that he shows to Anthony. The plan is to pull off several heists, and then meet up with a Mr. Henry, a landscaper and part-time criminal known to Dignan.
|author||Owen Wilson Wes Anderson|
|keywords||alfa romeo spider arrest break in clean crime scene getaway earring escape plan getaway driver joke language barrier lock nuthouse older brother on the lam pair of earrings psychiatric hospital speak steal|
|productionCompany||AFI Catalog of Feature Films Columbia Pictures Gracie Films|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||buddy comedy crime comedy heist short|