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Eagle vs. Shark
  Release Date: 06/15/07

Starring: Loren Horsley, Jermaine Clement, Craig Hall, Jackie van Beek, Rachel House

Director: Taika Cohen

Rating: (R)
  Running Time
  87 min
  Miramax Films
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First-time New Zealand director Taika Waititi's debut comedy chronicles the offbeat romance between a pair of grown-up misfits working at a fast-food joint and a record store, respectively. Loren Horsley and Jermaine Clement star.

"Eagle vs. Shark" is a wry comedy that chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits, Lily a shy fast-food restaurant cashier, and her crush, Jarrod, an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at Meaty Boy, she musters up the courage to attend Jarrod's annual "come as your favorite animal" costume party. The dressy affair sparks the beginnings of a romance as well as a small journey for the pair to Jarrod's quiet hometown, in which Jarrod plans to seek revenge on an old nemesis and where Lily unwittingly finds herself stranded amongst Jarrod's family of eccentrics.