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Shark Tale

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vicky Jenson
Bibo Bergeron
Rob Letterman
Produced by Bill Damaschke
Janet Healy
Allison Lyon Segan
Written by Michael J. Wilson
Rob Letterman
Starring Will Smith
Jack Black
Robert De Niro
Renée Zellweger
Angelina Jolie
Martin Scorsese
Music by Hans Zimmer
Editing by Peter Lonsdale
John Venzon
Studio DreamWorks Animation SKG
Pacific Data Images
Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures
Release date(s) October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75 million
Gross revenue $367,275,019

Shark Tale is a 2004 CGI comedy produced by DreamWorks Animation. In the story, a young fish named Oscar (voiced by Will Smith) falsely claims to have killed the son of a shark mob boss to win favor with the mob boss' enemies and advance his own community standing. The film additionally features the voices of Jack Black as Lenny, Renée Zellweger as Angie, Angelina Jolie as Lola, Martin Scorsese as Sykes, and Robert De Niro as Don Lino. Its original title was Sharkslayer, but the producers thought that this might provoke a degree of misunderstanding among the target audience of the film, children and families. Shark Tale is also one of the first three feature-length films to be made into a Game Boy Advance Video. It was released into theaters on October 1, 2004. Although the film was a critical flop, (especially when compared to the critically acclaimed Finding Nemo, a film with a similar theme) it was nominated for an Academy Award and a commercial success, grossing $367,275,019. The name is itself a parody of A Bronx Tale.

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Plot

The story begins with an underachieving fish named Oscar (Will Smith), who is fantasizing about being rich and famous... while making his way to work as a tongue scrubber at the local Whale Wash. Soon after arriving he is called to the office of his boss, Sykes (Martin Scorsese), to discuss the fact that he owes "five thousand clams" and has to pay it back by the next day. After explaining this to his best friend Angie (Renée Zellweger), she offers him a chance to pay back the money by pawning an heirloom pink pearl. Oscar brings the money to the race track to meet Sykes, but becomes distracted by his wishes of grandeur and places it all on a long-shot bet. Such a large bet is noticed nearby by a beautiful lion fish named Lola (Angelina Jolie), who flagrantly flirts with Oscar until quickly discovering the truth. Sykes is furious that Oscar bet the money but nonetheless agrees to see how the race turns out. Moments before their "horse" crosses the finish line he trips and falls. The race is lost and Oscar is set to be punished in a secluded area for his impulsiveness.

Meanwhile, on another side of the ocean, a family of criminally-inclined sharks has a problem with one of their sons, Lenny (Jack Black). Lenny refuses to act the part of a killer and wishes to not have to live up to those expectations. Finally his father, Don Lino (Robert De Niro), loses patience and orders Lenny's more savage brother, Frankie (Michael Imperioli) to show Lenny the ropes. As the two sharks set out to go in accordance with their father's wishes, Frankie spots the scene where Oscar is being electrocuted by Ernie and Bernie (Doug E. Doug & Ziggy Marley), Sykes' two Jamaican jellyfish thugs, and sends Lenny off to attack. The jellyfish spot Lenny and swim off, leaving Oscar alone with him. Lenny frees Oscar but fails to trick Frankie, who becomes annoyed and charges at Oscar until an unknown anchor falls and kills him. Lenny flees, overcome with grief and guilt. As no one saw the deed done and Oscar was seen near the body, everyone thinks he did it, and Oscar sees this as the chance to both redeem himself and receive his fame.

Oscar comes back to the city with a new title of the Sharkslayer. Sykes becomes his manager, Lola becomes his girlfriend, and Oscar moves to the "top of the reef" to live in luxury. At the same time Don Lino has everyone out looking for Lenny, and when several get close to Oscar's town the other fish expect him to drive them away. On the way he meets Lenny once more who forces Oscar to let him stay with him because he does not want to go home. Soon Angie finds out about the lie and threatens to tell everyone but Oscar and Lenny convince her to keep quiet. Although Oscar desires to please everyone, he soon discovers that he pleases no one; his paramour Angie is heartbroken by the fact that Oscar is no longer honest, while her hedonistic rival Lola repeatedly reminds Oscar that he has her only as long as he is famous. With Don Lino planning revenge, Oscar and Lenny stage an event where Lenny pretends to terrorize the town and Oscar must defeat him, throwing him into the depths of the ocean. Though this further cements Oscar as the Sharkslayer, it greatly angers Don Lino. Oscar leaves Lola for Angie after Angie reveals that she had feelings for Oscar even before he became famous, but this leaves Lola determined to get revenge.

Oscar buys some Valentine's Day gifts for Angie, but before he can present them to her, he finds that Don Lino has kidnapped Angie in order to force a meeting. Lenny comes along, now disguised as a dolphin named Sebastian. They arrive at the meeting to find Lola next to Don Lino, while Angie is bound and gagged and presented to Don Lino on a plate, who prepares to eat her if Oscar doesn't comply. Oscar just laughs and Lenny as "Sebastian" lunges forward to scoop Angie into his mouth, freeing her from Don Lino and giving Oscar dominance over the sharks. However, he spends too much time threatening the sharks and doesn't realize how much pain Lenny is in, and Angie is regurgitated onto the table. Don Lino suddenly realizes it's Lenny and proceeds to chase Oscar through the reef, but Oscar heads for the whale wash and ends up trapping both sharks. Given an ovation by the other fish, Oscar confesses that he is not a "Sharkslayer" and that it was an anchor that had killed Frankie. He then strongly urges Don Lino not to prejudge people before he knows them properly and to not make the mistake he made in prejudging his wealth, so Don Lino and Lenny reconcile. Oscar forsakes all the wealth he has acquired, makes peace with the sharks, becomes manager of the Whale Wash (now frequented by sharks), and starts dating Angie.

Cast of characters

  • Will Smith as Oscar. The film's protagonist, Oscar is an underachieving worker in the Whalewash of Reef City. He wants to be rich, but his schemes always fail and he owes five thousand clams to Sykes. When he can't pay that off, he is taken to the Wastelands, and is present when Frankie gets killed by an anchor. He then takes the credit for killing the shark and gets the title of "SharkSlayer". At first he is unaware that Frankie is the son of Don Lino.
  • Jack Black as Lenny. A Great white shark. Lenny isn't a meat-eater - he's a vegetarian, but he's scared of admitting this to his father, Don Lino. Lenny becomes frightened and depressed when his brother Frankie is killed by an accident, partly blaming himself for the accident. He runs away from home, and gets Oscar to hide him. Later on he disguises himself as a dolphin, befriends Oscar and Angie, and starts working at the Whale Wash. Lenny is the young teenage son of Lino.
  • Robert De Niro as Don Lino. Father of Frankie and Lenny, and the leader of a mob of criminally-inclined sharks, Lino is the main antagonist of the film. He wants Lenny and Frankie to take over the 'business' and run it together. When Frankie is killed and Lenny runs away he sends squads out to find Lenny. His home is the sunken ship, the RMS Titanic. When Oscar pretends to defeat Lenny, he decides to make Oscar the "Catch-Of-The-Day". When he finds out Lenny is a vegetarian and dresses as a dolphin, he is furious and blames Oscar. He is a parody of Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather - who was also once portrayed by Robert De Niro.
  • Renée Zellweger as Angie. A marine angelfish and Oscar's best friend and coworker, Angie harbors a secret love interest for him and in order to pay off his debt to Sykes, she gives him her grandmother's Pink Pearl. Soon, when Oscar owns the title "Sharkslayer", Angie learns that Oscar lied in order to receive his fame.
  • Angelina Jolie as Lola. A seductive female gold-digger Lionfish whom Oscar develops a love interest for, although it is soon obvious that Lola is only interested in Oscar for his fame and fortune. Who was Oscar always separated and seen in the penthouse and wants money. When he dumps her for Angie, she betrays them to the mob and after Oscar dumps her, she becomes angry and confronts him. She kidnaps Angie and tries to get revenge. At the end, she returns to Oscar, only to find Crazy Joe.
  • Martin Scorsese as Sykes. Sykes is a porcupinefish, and also a loan shark whom Oscar owes five thousand clams to. He once worked for Don Lino but was thrown out and called in his debts to pay off the gangster. When Oscar loses the money in a bet, he orders Ernie and Bernie to send Oscar to the Wastelands. When Oscar owns the title of "Sharkslayer", he becomes his agent, with no idea that the whole thing was an accident.
  • Doug E. Doug and Ziggy Marley as Ernie and Bernie. Two jellyfish and Oscar's co-workers, Ernie and Bernie are the two Jamaican bodyguards and henchmen of Sykes. Ernie and Bernie are obsessed at playing video games and enjoy jabbing Oscar with their vicious stingers. Their stingers are reminisent of dreadlocks. Ernie and Bernie have problems with answering the calls during the time at the Whalewash when Angie had been captured, as they kept messing up the business' motto. Once Oscar becomes famous, they learn to respect him and become his loyal friends. Even after he comes clean, they remain pals.
  • Michael Imperioli as Frankie. The 21 year old savage son of Lino, Frankie is Lenny's brother and a normal killer shark. Frankie was supposed to turn Lenny into a killer, and they stumble upon Oscar in the Wastelands. Frankie tells Lenny to attack him but when Lenny fakes the attack, Frankie becomes angry with him and after a brief chase, he prepares to eat Oscar, but is killed when an anchor falls on him. Oscar takes the credit for this accident. He is somewhat of a parody of Santino Corleone in The Godfather.
  • Vincent Pastore as Luca. Lino's "left-hand, right-hand man" thug, Luca is an octopus with a tendency to state the obvious. He is named after the character in The Godfather, Luca Brasi.
  • Peter Falk as Don Feinberg. An elderly leopard shark who is a friend to Don Lino.
  • David P. Smith as Crazy Joe. A deranged hermit crab who is Oscar's other friend and who has a "crazy attitude". He normally lives in a dumpster near the Whalewash.
  • Katie Couric as Katie Current, the local reporter, was voiced in different regions by different real-life news presenters. At the time, Katie Couric hosted the Today Show in America, and her name was parodied in the film to which she lent her voice. In the Australian release, then local Today Show co-host Tracy Grimshaw dubbed the lines, as did Fiona Phillips of the UK's GMTV for the UK release of the film. Cristina Parodi of Italy's Verissimo provided the Italian version of the character.
  • Unknown actors who voiced Headphone Guy, a Sperm Whale, Johnson and The Shorties, which are kid fish that graffiti the walls.

Reception

Nominations

  • 2004 Oscar nominated for Best Animated Feature

Critical

Critical reception to Shark Tale since its release has been mixed to negative. The review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that critics gave the film a 38% "rotten" approval rating (based on 169 reviews), due to similarities to another fish-themed film, Finding Nemo, and called it "derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes". Critical reception from Metacritic to Shark Tale was also mixed. It received an overall 48/100 approval rating (based on 36 reviews) and Metacritic users gave the film a 5.2/10 rating (based on 40 votes).

Box office

Despite the negative reviews, Shark Tale grossed $47,604,606 on its opening weekend placing itself #1. For the next two weeks, it stayed as the number one film, grossing $31,330,299 on its second week and on its third week, the film grossed $22,005,952. Overall, Shark Tale made $160 million nationwide and $206 million overseas with $367 million worldwide.

Criticisms and analysis

Many Italian-American organizations protested Shark Tale for perpetuating negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans.[1] Many groups feel that such a film would promote negative ideas about Italian-Americans among the younger viewers to whom the film appealed. Though much protesting was done, only a few aspects of the film had stereotypical features removed upon release.

Gay groups noted Lenny's "vegetarian" shark as a possible metaphor for coming out of the closet, and even speculate that the character Lenny could be a representative of a gay man.[2] Noteworthy in this discussion is the fact that refusing to "eat meat" could be construed as a rejection of masculinity. A brief passing of Walter, a sperm whale voiced by Anthony Anderson, triggers a few suggestive comments regarding "sperm whales", although it isn't said outright. Lenny also expresses his fear of telling his father of being "vegetarian" and how his orientation would not be accepted. This is metaphorical of the stereotypical factor of a relationship between a conservative father and a homosexual son. The American Family Association has raised concerns about the film, suggesting that it was designed to promote the acceptance of gay rights by children.[3][4]

Roger Ebert has said that the film doesn't make sense as a children's film, "Since the target audience for Shark Tale is presumably kids and younger teenagers, how many of them have seen the R-rated "Godfather" and will get all the inside jokes? Not a few, I suppose, and some of its characters and dialogue have passed into common knowledge. But it's strange that a kid-oriented film would be based on parody of a 1972 gangster movie for adults."[5] He also observes that younger viewers would have trouble enjoying a film about adult characters with adult problems (elaborate love triangles and a main character wanting to clear his debt with loan sharks) and compares it to more successful fish-focused animated features The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which features a simpler plot that anybody can identify with, and draws humor from the lifestyle of the fish instead of transferring ethnic stereotypes into fish as does Shark Tale.

Popular culture References

There are various popular culture references throughout the film. A few of them are

  • Mrs. Sanchez is seen reading a newspaper with an ad for a film entitled "The Hook". The poster is the same poster for the 2002 horror film The Ring, however instead of a ring shape, there is a hook shape.
  • One of the signs seen in the fish city reads Coral Cola.
  • In Don Lino's lair, Jack Dawson's drawing of Rose DeWitt Bukater from the 1997 romance epic Titanic is seen on the wall, although slightly altered to for the Pg rating of the film.
  • In one of the final scenes of the film, you can see Ernie and Bernie playing the Shark Tale video game. The dialogue between them became famous:
Ernie: "Ahhh! Man, I told you!"
Bernie: "I'm doing it!"
Ernie: "X-Circle-X-X-Double left square-Right trigger-Down-Square square!"
Bernie: "Ohh, double square!"
Ernie: "Respect!"
Bernie: "Respect!"

It became famous because the sequence of buttons mentioned by Ernie was a cheat from the real Shark Tale video game.

Soundtrack track listing

  1. Three Little Birds - Sean Paul feat. Ziggy Marley
  2. Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix) - Christina Aguilera feat. Missy Elliott
  3. Good Foot - Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake
  4. Secret Love - Joanna "JoJo" Levesque
  5. Lies & Rumors - D12 and Will Smith
  6. Got to Be Real - Mary J. Blige feat. Will Smith
  7. Can't Wait - Avant
  8. Gold Digger - Ludacris feat. Bobby V. and Lil Fate
  9. Get It Together - India.Arie
  10. We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going - The Pussycat Dolls
  11. Digits - fan 3
  12. Sweet Kind of Life - Cheryl Lynn
  13. Some of My Best Friends Are Sharks - Hans Zimmer

See also

References

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Shark Tale is a 2004 computer animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation. It stars the voices of Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, and Robert De Niro.

Directed by Bibo Bergenson, Vicki Jensen and Rob Letterman. Written by Michael J. Wilson and Rob Letterman.
Behind every little fish is a great white lie. Taglines

Contents

Dialogue

Don Lino: What did I ever do to you?! You took Frankie away, and you turned Lenny into a dolphin!

Oscar: [Finds Frankie dead behind him, starts yelling crazily] Watch it! Back up! I'm crazy! I be trippin'! [makes karate moves and noises until he accidentally kicks Bernie]
Bernie: Ow! What the--?!
[Oscar, Ernie, and Bernie all scream simultaneously; Oscar hides behind Frankie]
Bernie: Don't hurt us! We're sorry! It was all Ernie's idea! [Ernie looks at Bernie angrily]
Ernie: Oscar?
Bernie: Did you kill that shark?
Oscar: Uh, yeah. Exactly how it looks; that's how it is.

Oscar:"Hey Crazy Joe!"
Crazy Joe:"Now you live in a great penthouse, can I be your financial advisor?"
Oscar:"That's a billboard Crazy Joe."
Crazy Joe:"You live in a billboard? And they call me crazy!"

Don Lino: I tell you what's what, and what?
Sykes: What?
Don Lino: What what?
Sykes: Wha-what nothing. You said "what" first.
Don Lino: I didn't say "what" first.
Sykes: You said "and then what" and I said "what".
Don Lino: No, I said what, what?
[pause]
Sykes: You said "what" first.
Don Lino: Now you're making fun of me?

Angie: What did you expect? You just take credit for killing a shark and then everything would be fine and dandy for the rest of your life?
Oscar: Uh, yeah.

[Oscar has just made his way out of Lenny's jaw and is striking a manly post for the crowds.]
Oscar: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
[The crowd cheers]
Oscar: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
[The crowd cheers]
Oscar: YOU HAD ME AT HELLO!
[The crowd cheers; Angie raises her eyebrows.]

Lola: You know, Sharkslayer. There's only one thing I like better than money: revenge. [glowers at Oscar]

Lenny: Mom says it's not okay to hit.
Frankie: Mom's not here. [starts humming the Jaws tune]
Lenny: Don't. Don't! That song gives me the creeps!
Frankie: What do ya mean? It's our theme song!
[The Jaws tune starts to play, and the opening credits roll.]

Angie: You don't have to live at the top of the reef to be a somebody.

Oscar: He trips underwater. Who in the halibut trips underwater? And by the way, on what?

Oscar: Ernie! Bernie! My jellyfish brothers! Booyakah!

Lola: Look, deep down, I'm really superficial. And don't get me wrong, you're cute, but you're a nobody.

[A shrimp is sobbing his way out of being eaten.]
Shrimp: It's true, it's true! And the other thing is, my sister had a baby and I took it over after she passed away and the baby lost all its legs and arms and now it's just a stump but I take care of it with my wife and... it's growing and it's fairly happy... and it's difficult because I'm working a second shift at the factory to put food on the table but all the love that I see in that little guy's face it makes it worth it in the end. True story.

Don Lino: Shut up?! Shut up?!! You don't tell me shut up, I tell you shut up! [hears phone dialing] What? Hello?
Luca: Hi, how are you doing? I'll have a large pie and everything on it. Anchovies, mushrooms--
Don Lino: Luca.
Luca: Oh. Uh, hi, Boss! What're you doing working at a pizza joint?
Don Lino: Get off the phone!
Luca: But I'm hungry. [hangs up]
Don Lino: My guys are coming for you, Sharkslayer! They're gonna tear you fin from fin!! [hangs up the phone]

[Two Hammermheads are looking at Lenny when they think he's a dolphin.]
Hammerhead #1: Look, he's got dolphin muscle!
Hammerhead #2: My Uncle Vito got whacked by one of those!

Oscar: You dig, dog?
Lenny: Dig. Dog. Dog dig, dig dog, yeah. Yo, diggy dog!

[Ernie, pretending to be Lola, puts mustard and ketchup on a hot dog on a stick so it looks like a face.]
Ernie: Oscar, you're cute, but you're a nobody!
[Bernie, pretending to be Oscar, also puts mustard and ketchup on a hot dog stick so it looks like a face.]
Bernie: No wait! Lola! I'm not a nobody! I'm a weiner!

Angie: Okay, somebody needs to get me out of the bubble. Today.

Don Lino: [record skips] Luca! Please!
[Luca fixes the records, "Baby Got Back" comes on. Don Lino and Sykes look over at Luca.]
Luca: [fixes the record again] Hey, boss! "Big butts." [laughs]

Shrimp: Say hello to my little friends!

Oscar: Yippee-ki-yay.

Ernie: Sykes' Whale Wash, and the price--oh!
Sykes: It's Sykes' Whale Wash; And the price: "Oh My Gosh!"
Ernie: Hello, Whale Wash.
Bernie: Rhymes with "gosh!"
Sykes: Alright, that's enough. Make yourselves useless somewhere else.

Ernie: Hello Sykes' Whale Wash; And the price-- [sees Don Lino chasing Oscar.] Oh, my gosh!
Bernie: Hey, you got it right!

Sykes: Ah, yes, here he is! My brother, my player, the shark slayer!

Ernie: Sykes' Whale Wash. You get a whale of a wash and the price is very, very low. In fact, it's so low that it's not good at all.

Crazy Joe: [stops closing credits] Hey! hey, you see this guy here? [taps crew member name] He hardly worked on the film at all! Always on the phone--yakking, yakking, yakking!

[Ernie has just lost the "Sharkslayer" videogame.]
Bernie: You're not doing it right! I told you!
Ernie: I'm doing it!
Bernie: X, circle, XX, double left square, right trigger down, square, square.
Ernie: Oh, double square! Respect!
Bernie: Respect!

Luca: Be there, if you don't wanna see her sleepin' with the fishes. The dead ones. Now nod you head if you understand.
[Oscar nodded his head]
Luca: Now tell me if you nodded.
Oscar: I nodded.
[Luca hangs up the phone]

Katie Current: The Sharkslayer has done it again, this time luring two sharks into his death trap of hygiene.

Katie Current: You've lost everything you've lied so hard to achieve. Tell me. What's next for you?

Sykes: Now I have to pay Don Lino protection, so everything you owe me, you owe him.
Oscar: How do you figure that?
Sykes: Simple, the food chain. [pulls out chart] On top there's Don Lino, there's me, there's regular fish.
Oscar: And that's me.
Sykes: No. There's plankton, there's single-celled amoebas--
Oscar: And then there's me.
Sykes: I'm getting there, I'm getting there. There's coral rocks, there's whale poo, and then there's you.
Oscar: That's messed up.

Oscar: And you tell Don Lame-o that I don't ever, ever, ever, ever want to see another shark on this reef again! Ever! Remember this name: Oscar the Sharkslayer!

Crazy Joe: [during closing credits] Man! Did you see what's playing next door? Woo-hoo! Kinky!

Giuseppe: It's a terrible thing. Everyone loved Frankie. May whoever did this die a thousand deaths. May his stinking, maggot-covered corpse rot in the fiery depths of Hell.
Don Lino: Thank you for your kind thoughts, Giuseppe.

Frankie: [dying] Lenny, is that you?
Lenny: I'm here, Frankie.
Frankie: Come closer.
Lenny: What is it, Frankie?
Frankie: I'm so cold.
Lenny: That's because we're cold-blooded.
[Frankie slaps Lenny]
Lenny: Ow!
Frankie: Moron. [dies]

Katie Current: Now that you're the Sharkslayer, does this mean you're gonna keep working at the whale wash?
Oscar: Please, I hardly work here now.

Angie: How could you lie to me, Oscar?! Me!
Oscar: Don't take it personally, Angie. I lied to everybody.

Sykes: Ernie! Bernie! Find the deepest, darkest hole in the ocean, then dig deeper, and put him in it!

[first lines]
Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny. Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you? I'm sorry.

[last lines]
Lola: Listen, baby, I know I was a bad girl, but you'd have to be crazy not to take me back.
Crazy Joe: Did someone say crazy?

Oscar: Man, did you see what happened back there?
Lenny: Yeah! They think you're the sharkslayer! As if! [Starts laughing]
Oscar: I don't appreciate your funky tone, actually.
Lenny: No, no, wait! C'mon, I'm sorry. I don't want you to be mad at me. And I certainly don't want you to slay me. [starts laughing even more]
Oscar: You're having a good time aren't you?

Oscar: You're gonna go right up to them and you're gonna say, "Stop! Don't ya'll--ya'll go no farther! The Sharkslayer's crazy, man! He's a stone cold killer, man!"

Oscar: Yeah, all right!
Lenny: Hey, hey! Sharkslayer!
Oscar: Did you see me? I was like-- [makes karate noises]
Lenny: Yeah! How was I?
Oscar: Man, you were like the bomb, man! Yeah!
Lenny: Oh, and--hey, hey, hey! Casanova, I saw your big finish back there! Nice smooch!
Oscar: Ix-nay on the iss-kay; it's a little private.
Angie: Private!? The whole reef saw you do it!
Oscar: What's wrong with you?
Angie: Sometimes, I wanna take your big dumb dummy head and just--nyhhh! [makes pounding notions]

Oscar: My man, Sykes here has just begged me not to murdelize ya'll up in here. Now, I might listen to him, but then again I might not!

Oscar: Hi, I'm Oscar. You might think you me, but you have no idea! Welcome to my crib; the good life, the way the other half lives! Check it out, I got my 60-inch high-def plasma TV with six speaker surround, CD, DVD, Playstation and an eight track for one of those days when you're feeling just a little [beatboxes] old school. [laughs] 'Cause even a superstar Mac-daddy like me has the basic necessities!

Oscar: Sykes, my brother from another mother!

Don Feinberg: [singing] I could fly higher than an eagle / If you are wind beneath my wings. Any requests? How about that Titanic song?
[The sharks moan and groan their dissent.]

Oscar: Ah-h-h! Okay, everybody go home to your loved ones; spend the last few hours that you have with each other!

Oscar: I'm a nobody; I want some of that!
Angie: [mischievously] Mrs. Sanchez?
Oscar: What? Eugh! No!

Bernie: Ernie, let me ask you a question?
Ernie: What, man?
Bernie: Why is it that we can sting other people, but they have no effect on me or you?
[A tentacle of his brushes stings Ernie, causing him to fall down screaming and twitching.]
Bernie: Ernie! I didn't mean it, Ernie, I didn't mean it, mon. Ernie, Ernie, ohh, Ernie.
[Ernie suddenly get up laughing.]
Bernie: Ernie! You made a joke! Good one, mon. Respect!
Ernie: Respect! Bloodfire!
[They high-five each other]

Angie: You're going way too far, Oscar!
Lenny: Actually, he hasn't gone far enough.
Oscar: Exactly! What?

Oscar: Don't swallow!
Lenny: Oscar?
Oscar: No, it's Pinocchio--of course it's me! Why did you do that?
Lenny: Oh, I'm sorry.
Oscar: No, "sorry" is when you step on somebody's fin at the theater! Yeah that's "sorry"! "Sorry" is when you ask somebody "Hey, when's the baby due?" and it turns out the person's just fat! No, this is as far away from "sorry" as you can possibly get!
Lenny: Oscar, I think I'm gonna puke.
Oscar: Oh, no, no, no, no, Lenny, just open up, nice and slow!

[Angie becomes unbelievably and understandably jealous after seeing Oscar and Lola kiss each other on television.]
Angie: Just tell me, Oscar, because I'm curious; why do you think she's interested, huh? Do you think, for one minute, that she wouldn't be with you if you weren't the rich and famous Sharkslayer.
Lenny: [trying to intervene] Awww, you guys, please don't fight.
Angie: Are you that blind?
Oscar: At least she treats me like I'm somebody?
Angie: Yeah, well would she love you if you were nobody?
Oscar: Nobody loved me when I was nobody!
Angie: I did! Before the money, and before the fame, before the lie. To me, you were a somebody, Oscar, now you're nothing but a fake, a sham, a con. You're the joke.
Lenny: Here I come! Ta-da! Sebastian / The whale washing dolphin! [makes clicking noises]

Don Lino: [hugging his son] Lenny? Is that you? You're alive? I thought I lost you. What are you wearing, huh? What is that?
[Lenny heaves a resigned sigh and sheds his disguise. The other sharks gape at him.]
Luca: Hey, boss, it's Lenny - he was wearing a disguise so we wouldn't recognize him, but now he's not wearing a disguise, so we do recognize him!
Lenny: Hi, Pop.
Don Lino: Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?! Are you out of your mind?! Do you have any idea how this looks?!
Giuseppe: [whispers to another shark] This is the best sit-down I've ever been to!
Don Lino: What're you doing with this guy?! He took out your own flesh and blood! Frankie!
Lenny: But Pop, just listen--
Don Lino: But nothing, Lenny! You never take sides against the family! Ever!
Oscar: Don, Lino, listen. It's not his fault, this is between you and me!
Don Lino: What did I ever do to you?! You took Frankie away, and you turned Lenny into a dolphin! [pauses, then becomes furious] I'm gonna get you! [attacks Oscar]

Lenny: [quietly] Echo. Echo. [little louder] Now batting in for the Southside Sharks, Number 15-- [Oscar hits Lenny] Ow, it's not okay to hit.

[On the phone, while watching Oscar slay Lenny on TV.]
Sykes: Do you understand how huge my client is? Turn on your TV right now!
[Still on the phone and Oscar has been eaten by Lenny.]
Sykes: Turn off your TV! Turn off your TV!
[Still on the phone and Oscar escapes Lenny's mouth.]
Sykes: Turn on your TV! What are you doing turning off your TV?! Turn on your TV!

Taglines

  • In fall, a new school will rule.
  • The story of what happens when one little fish tells a great white lie...
  • Behind every little fish is a great white lie.
  • A new school's gonna rule...

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