Bottle Rocket
Release date
February 21, 1996
91 mins

Bottle Rocket is a 1996 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson, in his feature-film derectional debut. It was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. As well as being Wes Anderson's directorial debut, Bottle Rocket was the debut feature for brothers Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, who co-starred with James Caan and Robert Musgrave. The film was a commercial failure but launched Anderson's career by drawing attention from critics. Director Martin Scorsese later named Bottle Rocket one of his top-ten favorite movies of the 1990s. The entire film was shot in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Hillsboro, Texas.

Bottle Rocket is also the name of a short film, shot in 1992 and released in 1994, directed by Anderson upon which the feature-length film was based.


Note some characters appeared in scenes which were deleted.

Uncredited CastEdit


Bottle Rocket (1996) - Open-ended Trailer (e10385)02:47

Bottle Rocket (1996) - Open-ended Trailer (e10385)

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