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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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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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Any Bird Can Talk. This One Talks Back ! 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 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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Probably everybody will enjoy it.
6 October 1998 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

The film MaCaw was about a boy and his pop who couldn't pay his bills. The boy, called Sam, tries to help him and ends up in a lot of trouble. This movie is sad, happy and funny. Mac (the MaCaw) is the funniest of all. I really enjoyed watching this movie. I think it is for all ages. I know it's got scary parts but the little kids will adore Mac and the funny parts. It featured a lot of adventure parts. Probably everybody will enjoy it. Review by Stephanie.


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