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The Real Macaw (1998)

An ancient talking macaw named Mac becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried ... See full summary »

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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Sam Girdis
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Beth Girdis
Joe Petruzzi ...
Rick Girdis
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Dr. Lance Hagen
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Grandpa Girdis
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Mac (voice)
Gerry Connolly ...
Lou Rickets
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Mr. St. John
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Kathy Girdis
Nathan Kotzur ...
Scarlatta
Kevin Hides ...
Businessman on Plane
Penny Everingham ...
Nurse Gimlet
Murray Shoring ...
Dr. Thompson
Daniel Murphy ...
Pet Store Owner
Anna-Maria La Spina ...
Museum Receptionist (as Anna Maria La Spina)
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An ancient talking macaw named Mac becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried treasure from its days with a pirate. His grandson decides to go off on the hunt only to discover that a resort now exists where the treasure is buried. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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An ancient legend. A buried treasure. One amazing talking bird holds the key to both. See more »

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Family | Adventure

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G | See all certifications »
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21 January 1999 (New Zealand)  »

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Coco le perroquet qui en savait trop  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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One of at least two theatrical feature films starring actor Jason Robards which feature "talking birds". The movies are Caboblanco (1980) and The Real Macaw (1998). See more »

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Mac: Stop repeating everything I say. I'm the parrot!
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Featured in The Making Of The Real Macaw (1998) See more »

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Entertaining Children's movie
15 October 1998 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Real Macaw is an entertaining movie for children, featuring Mac, the 149 year old talking Macaw, who knows where the pirate treasure is buried. Mac is the real star of the piece, though there is plenty to do for the human actors, plenty of action, and a satisfying and unexpected conclusion.


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