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100 Best Quotes from the Shark Tale Movie

Come with the vibrant characters in the ocean for an adventure in the animated film, Shark Tale (2004). This cinematic voyage takes audiences on a whirlwind ride alongside Oscar, a small fish with big dreams of becoming a legendary hero in the bustling reef city.

This film includes a star-studded cast, humor, and beautiful animation. 

Here’s the scoop on quotes from Shark Tale!

1. “Hey, you know, Oscar, I just want to say, thanks for all the good times.” – Lenny

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2. “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! No truth-handler, you!” – Sykes

3. “Are you sayin’ my voice ain’t cool? I got the voice, see?” – Sykes

4. “You’re not a nobody. You’re a somebody who’s gonna help me keep my job.” – Sykes

5. “Ladies and gentlemen, the short-finned pilot whale!” – Ernie

6. “Remember, a fish and a shark can be friends.” – Lenny

7. “You got the right to remain silent because whatever you say will probably be stupid anyway.” – Frankie

8. “You’re the boss, you’re the boss, you’re the boss, you’re the big, white, scary boss.” – Angie

9. “A little fish like you can’t be a Shark slayer. A Shark slayer is a somebody. You’re a nobody.” – Don Lino

10. “Whoa, this place is off the hook! Oh, look at this tank, it’s so cool!” – Lenny

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11. “Who’s afraid of a little Shark slayer?” – Frankie

12. “You just brought a knife to a blowfish fight, fish!” – Frankie

13. “I’m trying to find my son. You know, tall, long hair, first time at the racetrack?” – Angie

14. “There’s a lot more at stake here than just my reputation!” – Oscar

15. “It’s about to get real crazy up in here!” – Lola

16. “Oscar, you’ve got to help me. You’re my guardian angel!” – Angie

17. “I’m the real thing, baby. I’m the real thing.” – Oscar

18. “He’s Oscar, the shark slayer!” – Sykes

19. “Dad, I’m telling you, this time I saw it! It was this huge, scary shadow, like a… like a… shark!” – Frankie

20. “You can touch the hair, but you can’t touch the head.” – Lola

Will Smith and Renée Zellweger in Shark Tale (2004)
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21. “My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hun!” – Lola

22. “Yo, boss! The boys in the back room wanna talk to you.” – Sykes

23. “How you doin’, ladies? Lookin’ good. Nice fins, baby.” – Oscar

24. “The name’s Lino, Don Lino.” – Don Lino

25. “I’m the king of the reef! I’m the king of the reef!” – Oscar

26. “The ocean is dark and full of mysteries.” – Lola

27. “I’m Sykes. I’m from the other side of the reef. I handle all kinds of business.” – Sykes

28. “I’m the sole provider for my entire family.” – Oscar

29 “Hey, Oscar! You dropped your wallet.” – Lenny

30. “So, where’s this Shark slayer? I’m gonna disassemble him.” – Frankie

Robert De Niro in Shark Tale (2004)
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31. “Shark bait! Hoo-ha-ha!” – Jellyfish

32. “I have a very bad feeling about this.” – Lenny

33. “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – Don Lino

34. “You owe me big time, buddy!” – Ernie

35. “Oscar, I’m telling you, we’ve been looking for that pearl forever.” – Angie

36. “It’s time for the feeding frenzy!” – Great White #1

37. “I love this guy. He’s a genius!” – Ernie

38. “I know you ain’t wastin’ my time with that little fish.” – Don Lino

39. “You’ve got talent, kid. Maybe you and me could work together.” – Sykes

40. “You’re the only person I know who can make ‘friend’ sound like a four-letter word.” – Oscar

Will Smith, Renée Zellweger, and Jack Black
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41. “What’s up, my pescatarians?” – Sykes

42. “Pop, I’m fed up with being a nobody. I want to be somebody.” – Oscar

43. “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Oscar

44. “I’m the fastest swimmer in the sea!” – Oscar

45. “It’s a fish-eat-fish world out there, son.” – Don Lino

46. “Who says a fish can’t be a hero?” – Oscar

47. “There’s always a bigger fish.” – Don Lino

48. “From now on, I want you to call me ‘Shark slayer’!” – Oscar

49. “It’s showtime! Get ready for the big finale!” – Oscar

50. “What’s the matter, Oscar? Don’t you recognize your reflection?” – Don Lino

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51. “He’s a big shot! Oscar the Sharkslayer!” – Angie

52. “I’m feeling very vulnerable right now.” – Ernie

53. “Whoa! What happened to my eyes?” – Lenny

54. “We’re in a whole mess of trouble!” – Ernie

55. “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!” – Lenny

56. “Oscar, you’ve got more talent than any fish I’ve ever known.” – Angie

57. “I’m getting too old for this.” – Don Lino

58. “I smell a ratfish.” – Frankie

59. “Look at this! Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” – Don Lino

60. “I’m not just some regular fish; I’m somebody!” – Oscar

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61. “You can’t run from your past, Oscar.” – Don Lino

62. “Do I have ‘eat me’ written on my back?” – Oscar

63. “A little lip gloss, a little attitude, and you’ve got it made.” – Lola

64. “I’m gonna rock the ocean!” – Oscar

65. “I’m sorry, but we’ve reached the end of our journey.” – Ernie

66. “Come on, Frankie, let’s see those pearly whites.” – Lenny

67. “Oscar, I can’t just keep pretending to be somebody I’m not.” – Angie

68. “You’re not a fish; you’re bait!” – Don Lino

69. “There’s nothing you can do to stop this!” – Frankie

70. “Sometimes, the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes, people deserve more.” – Oscar

Will Smith and Angelina Jolie in Shark Tale (2004)

71. “I’m an herbivore. I ain’t gonna eat no fish.” – Sykes

72. “You think you’re so cool because you’re a vegetarian. Newsflash: You’re not.” – Oscar

73. “It’s not like I can just stop being a shark. I’m a shark.” – Lola 

74. “No, it’s Pinocchio – of course it’s me! Why did you do that?”- Oscar

75. “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!” – Oscar 

76. “Lenny, just open up, nice and slow!”- Oscar

77. “Awww, you guys, please don’t fight…”- Lenny 

78. “Just tell me, Oscar, ’cause I’m curious – why do you think she’s interested, huh? Do you think, for one minute, that she would even be with you if you weren’t the rich and famous Shark Slayer?”- Angie 

79. “Nobody loved me when I was nobody!”- Oscar 

80. “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… and its 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.”- Shrimp 

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81. “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 weeka-weeka-weeka OLD SCHOOL, ha ha ha! Coz even a superstar Mac-daddy fish like me has to have the basic necessities!”- Oscar 

82. “That song gives me the creeps!”- Lenny

83. “Hey, you say ‘Yo’ one more time, and I’m gonna yo you.”- Don Lino 

84. “Fake? I worked eight years on that!”- Oyster 

85. “You’re a comedy genius.”- Lenny

86. “Any requests? How about that Titanic song?”- Don Feinberg 

87. “My Lenny is a killer, you hear me? A cold-blooded killer! Look at him.”- Don Lino

88. “Sykes, shut up! SHUT UP!”- Oscar 

89. “My guys are coming for you, Sharkslayer. They’re going to tear you fin from fin!”- Don Lino 

90. “Dreams can start out small. You just gotta… bet it all. Bet it all!”- Angie 

Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie in Shark Tale (2004)

91. “Big shark comes at me. Seventy-five, hundred feet long, with razor-sharp teeth. I say to him, ‘You coming at me like that? You come to the O like that?’- Oscar 

92. “Now I have to pay Don Lino protection, so everything you owe me, you owe him!”- Sykes

93. “I’m getting there, I’m getting there… There’s coral, there’s rocks, and then there’s you.”- Sykes 

94. “No, I said, What, what? as in What, what?”- Don Lino

95. “Well, for your information, I am the Shark slayer. That’s what they’re calling me”- Oscar 

96. “You’re the one acting crazy, crazy!”- Oscar 

97. “My Uncle Vito got whacked by one of those!”- Great white #3

98. “Are they gone? Are you sure?… Good morning, Southeast Reef! This is Katie Current keeping it current! I just received confirmation that the sharks are gone. I repeat, the sharks are gone.”- Katie Current 

99. “I am the Panama Canal, baby! From now on, everything flows through me!”- Oscar 

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100. “You don’t have to live at the top of the reef to be somebody.”- Angie 

From its laugh out loud moments and quotes to the animation, Shark Tale proves to be a fun family adventure, where fish can be heroes, friendships can be found in unexpected places, and even the smallest creatures can make the biggest waves.

Get ready to ride the current of laughter and embark on an unforgettable journey beneath the waves. 

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