The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Trivia: The crew member "Pele dos Santos", is named using the combination of two famous Brazilian soccer players: The well-known Pele and Manuel Francisco dos Santos (Garrincha).

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Trivia: The character Steve Zissou, played by Bill Murray, is an homage to Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who also wore a red wool cap identical to the caps worn by Zissou and his crew. Additionally, Captain Cousteau's ship was named Calypso, and in the film Zissou's ship is named Belafonte, a send-up because Harry Belafonte, a Jamaican American musician/actor, was referred to as the "King of Calypso."

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Trivia: Steve's #1 intern is played by Matthew Gray Gubler. Gubler was actually an intern for director Wes Anderson during production, and Anderson liked him so much, he gave him a role in the film.

Continuity mistake: During the shoot out with the pirates on their secret island, Team Zissous' firearms change from Glocks 21's to Beretta 92FSs'. When the members are holding the guns without firing, they are in fact Glocks. Any scene where they are actually shooting, they are holding Berettas.

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Steve Zissou: Anne-Marie, do all the interns get Glocks?
Anne-Marie Sakowitz: No, they all share one.

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