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.

EXT. ALLEY. DAY

ANTHONY and DIGNAN walk down an alley behind a convenience

store. Anthony's nineteen. He's got on a red jacket with an

Enco patch. Dignan's twenty. He has a buzz-cut and wears a

short-sleeved terrycloth shirt. He carries a vinyl tennis

bag. It's got a pouch for a racquet but no racquet in it.

DIGNAN:

What color hair does he have?

ANTHONY:

Black hair. Paul Michael Glaser.

DIGNAN:

Making Hutch David Soul?

ANTHONY:

Right. The blond guy.

DIGNAN:

OK. That's wrong.

ANTHONY:

Dignan, it's --

DIGNAN:

Plus where's Huggie Bear?

ANTHONY:

He's not there. Huggie Bear isn't

in every single episode.

DIGNAN:

I think you might of dreamed this

one, Anthony.

ANTHONY:

No. It's a real episode. The killer

is leading him across the city by

calling different pay phones.

They climb over a high wooden fence.

EXT. BACKYARD. DAY

They walk through somebody's backyard.

DIGNAN:

Why?

ANTHONY:

As part of his plan. I don't know

why.

DIGNAN:

See, that's what I'm saying. It has

the logic of a dream.

ANTHONY:

The point is the killer always

goes, May I speak to Starsky? He

says his name.

DIGNAN:

(pause)

What does Starsky say?

ANTHONY:

He says. This is he.

DIGNAN:

This is he?

ANTHONY:

No. This is he.

They climb another fence. There's big house on the other side.

INT. HOUSE. DAY

Anthony and Dignan are inside walking through the foyer.

Anthony goes up the stairway quickly and quietly.

Dignan walks to the master bedroom. Goes in the closet and

grabs a box. Looks inside. Dumps it into his bag.

Anthony goes into a bedroom. Looks in a dresser and takes

out two watches. Digs through some socks and finds some cash.

Dignan goes in the study. Opens a drawer and closes it.

Opens another and lifts out a set of thin leather coin books.

Anthony's in a kid's room. Looking at posters of a football

player and John McEnroe on the walls. He grabs a walkman and

a calculator. Then suddenly stops moving. He crouches down.

Looks at a shelf of dozens of little metal soldiers. They're

in formations with different uniforms.

Dignan is walking down the hallway as Anthony comes down the

stairs. They walk to the door and go out.

INT. DINER. DAY

A twenty-four hour diner. Anthony and Dignan are eating at

the counter.

ANTHONY:

Did you see what I meant about the

window?

DIGNAN:

Kind of. Except we've already got

the keys.

ANTHONY:

That's true. But what if they

change the locks?

DIGNAN:

Would they do that?

ANTHONY:

Who knows? That's why I filed it

down.

Dignan nods.

ANTHONY:

Now that window can never be locked.

It's impossible.

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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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