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Set to the narration of a talking buzzard, Charlie moves to a new town with his family. He wants to be friends with the popular kids at his local park... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ron Landry ... Buzzard (voice)
Christopher Hanks ... Charlie

Bruce Kimball ... Old Buzzard (as Bruce Kemp)
Mike Hanks ... Tucker
John Davenport ... Hutch
Roger Cain ... Tom
Jack Bones ... Sheriff
Duncan McLeod ... Father
Carrie Thie ... Mother

John Dennis ... Mayor

Chris Penn ... Pete (as Christopher Penn)

Dean Cain ... Joe
Helen Langvin ... Helen
Dorothy Wall ... Dorothy
Robbie Robinson ... Mailman

Directed by
Christopher Cain 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Cain  writer

Original Music by
Bob Summers 
Cinematography by
Hilyard John Brown  (as Hilyard J. Brown)
Film Editing by
Ken Johnson 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Katz .... gaffer
Music Department
Don Perry .... music supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Buzzard" - USA (video title)
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66 min


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A real obscurity!, 29 October 2012
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

When I found a copy of this movie (under the title "Buzzard") at my local thrift store (still wrapped in its original plastic wrap!), I though I had found a movie so unknown that no one at the IMDb would have previously written about it. As you can see, I was wrong, but I'm still pretty sure that there can't be that many people who know about this obscurity. It's a strange movie - it barely gets past the hour mark before ending, for one thing. It has Dean Cain in a real early role that I'm pretty sure he doesn't list on his resume. And while the title of the movie puts the character of the buzzard in it, the buzzard does almost nothing that influences the human characters, spending most of its time making a bunch of wisecracks on the soundtrack that gets old REALLY fast. To be fair, the movie has a laid back style that makes it refreshing compared to the hyper kinetic family movies nowadays. But the movie is TOO laid back - it takes about half of the movie to go by before the movie's real plot starts! The movie may be of interest to fans of real obscure movies and/or weird family movies, but even those people might find their patience tested.

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