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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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
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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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Any Bird Can Talk. This One Talks Back ! See more »

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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 two major "talking bird" theatrical feature films that debuted in the year of 1998. The pair of pictures are Paulie (1998) 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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Referenced in The Making Of The Real Macaw (1998) See more »

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Charming family movie
24 July 2004 | by (Anaheim, California) – See all my reviews

In a day and age when sex, violence and junk is sold to us as being entertainment, this movie shines like a beacon of wholesomeness. The story is fantasy, but the characterizations were charming. This is the kind of movie our children should be seeing. Adults might find it to be too simple of a story for their taste, it certainly does not have any "snob appeal". I liked it so much that I bought a copy for my grandchildren to view. They have watched it several times and always ask to see it again. It is not full of loud nonsensical noise as you would find in a lot of the cartoon and children's features that are being offered today. And it has enough appeal for parents to watch the movie along with the kids.


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