Bottle Rocket script
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Synopsis: In Wes Anderson's first feature film, Anthony (Luke Wilson) has just been released from a mental hospital, only to find his wacky friend Dignan (Owen C. Wilson) determined to begin an outrageous crime spree. After recruiting their neighbor, Bob (Robert Musgrave), the team embarks on a road trip in search of Dignan's previous boss, Mr. Henry (James Caan). But the more they learn, the more they realize that they do not know the first thing about crime.

DIGNAN:

So who's going to know?

BOB:

My brother.

ANTHONY:

Future Man.

BOB:

Who?

ANTHONY:

Futute Man. You know. Cause he

looks like he's from the future.

DIGNAN:

He looks like he was designed by

scientists. For desert warfare.

BOB:

That never would of --

DIGNAN:

Let's cut the bullshit.

Silence. They all look at the car. Pause.

ANTHONY:

It's got a V-8, Dignan.

DIGNAN:

What do you think the cops have?

INT. BOB'S HOUSE. DAY

They're sitting at the coffee table in Bob's great big

living room. It's got high ceilings and two Persian rugs.

They're eating sandwiches and chips.

BOB:

If you're that worried, maybe we

should just steal one.

DIGNAN:

What are you talking about, Bob?

BOB:

Can you use a coaster.

Bob slides a coaster under Dignan's glass.

ANTHONY:

Did you ever steal a car bdfore?

BOB:

Yeah. I've stolen two cars before.

One Jaguar. And one Trans-Am. With

T-Tops. That Trans-Am was fun to

drive.

DIGNAN:

You stole a Trans-Am.

BOB:

Yes. I did.

DIGNAN:

OK, Bob.

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Owen Wilson

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson, with whom he shared writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket (1996) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), the latter of which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His older brother Andrew and younger brother Luke are also actors, with whom he has collaborated a number of times. He starred with Ben Stiller in numerous films, and is known for his roles in Frat Pack comedies. more…

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