English/Spanish, 1996, 91 minutes, color, U.S.A.
In Bottle Rocket, a hilarious story with an original twist on the importance of friendship, three friends ineptly pursue a life of crime while sharing dreams of the lives they wish they had. Anthony (Luke Wilson) seeks true love. Bob (Robert Musgrove) yearns for a family. And Dignan (Owen Wilson) pursues a distinguished career in crime. After his release from a mental hospital following a psychological breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins up with his friend Dignan, who has come up with an outlandish scheme for a crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the supposedly legendary Mr. Henry (James Caan). With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, the three pull a job and hit the road. Along the way the would-be thieves each get what they wanted, but in ways they never expected.
Director: Wes Anderson
Screenwriters: Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson
Executive Producers: Barbara Boyle, James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, Michael Taylor
Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematographer: Robert D. Yeoman
Editor: David Moritz
Production Designer: David Wasco
Casting Director: Liz Keigley
Principal Cast: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler, Haley Miller, Robert Musgrave