- Directors: Wes Anderson
- Producers: Polly Platt, Cynthia Hargrave, Barbara Boyle, James L Brooks, Richard Sakai, Michael Taylor, David Jones, Andrew Wilson
- Writers: Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson
- Genres: Short, Comedy, Crime
- Actors: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, James Caan, Robert Musgrave, Lumi Cavazos
The film centers on a group of aimless young men from a wealthy Texas community. As the movie opens, Dignan (Owen Wilson) “rescues” Anthony (Luke Wilson) from a voluntary mental hospital where he has been staying for self-described exhaustion. Dignan has an elaborate escape planned and has developed a 75-year plan, which he shows to Anthony on the escape bus. The plan is to pull off several heists and then meet Mr. Henry, a landscapist and part-time criminal known to Dignan.
The two friends waste no time in breaking into and robbing a house as a practice run, taking small, specific items from a list. During Dignan’s critique of the robbery, he mentions that he took diamond earrings, which were not on the list. Anthony becomes angered because the house was his family’s and he admonishes Dignan for stealing his mother’s earrings without permission.
Anthony visits his little sister at her school so she can return the earrings. Dignan recruits Bob Mapplethorpe as a getaway driver because he is the only person they know with his own car. The three make a road trip to buy guns and return to Bob’s house to plan their next heist, a local bookstore. The group bickers as Dignan struggles to describe his intricate plan to the others.
Anthony and Bob visit Dignan in prison. They catch up and tell him how Mr. Henry robbed Bob’s house. Dignan begins rattling off an escape plan and instructs his friends to get into position for a get-away. After a tense moment, the two realize that Dignan is joking. Before leaving, Dignan says to Anthony, “Isn’t it funny that you used to be in the nuthouse and now I’m in jail?” as he walks back into the prison. As in most Wes Anderson movies the ending is in slow motion.