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The Real Macaw (1998)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Croft ...
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
Petra Yared ...
Kathy Girdis
Nathan Kotzur ...
Scarlatta
Kevin Hides ...
Businessman on Plane
Penny Everingham ...
Nurse Gimlet
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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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Big Secret. Big Mouth. Big Trouble ! See more »

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Family | Adventure

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24 September 1998 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Coco le perroquet qui en savait trop  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Four separate birds played the role of "Mac". See more »

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Mac: Stop repeating everything I say. I'm the parrot!
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The Perfect Parrot
3 January 1999 | by (Sydney, Austalia) – See all my reviews

An amusing, enjoyable Australian family movie about a 149 year old talking parrot with a Spanish accent. The parrot tries to help solve its owners financial problems by going on an adventure to find lost treasure on a once deserted tropical island now a resort spot. As a parrot keeper myself I loved the bird and thought the movie was fun. It would be ideal for kids but adults should be able to laugh along too. The parrot is the star of the show but the actors put in some solid performances as well.


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