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The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)

Bobby, a brave Skye Terrier, becomes local legend when it refuses to leave his master's grave after he dies. The townsfolk feed the dog until local authorities ban strays. The kids decide to help Bobby defy the law. Based on true events.

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Suzanne Dance ...
Smithie's Worker
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Laurie
Charles Donnelly ...
Trader With Pie
Lawrence Douglas ...
Civil Servant
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Bemused Sentry
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Chef
Oliver Golding ...
Ewan Adams
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Martha Leishman ...
Mrs. McPherson
Thomas Lockyer ...
Constable John Gray
William McBain ...
Sergeant Scott (as William MacBain)
Joy McBrinn ...
Tenement Survivor
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Maureen Gray
Alex McSherry ...
Chief Warder
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Bobby, a brave Skye Terrier, becomes local legend when it refuses to leave his master's grave after he dies. The townsfolk feed the dog until local authorities ban strays. The kids decide to help Bobby defy the law. Based on true events.

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true event | grave | terrier | ban | dog | See All (8) »


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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »
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10 February 2006 (UK)  »

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The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sean Connery was offered the role of James Brown but he turned it down. See more »

Connections

Remake of Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) See more »

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Here Inside
Written by John David & Mark Thomas
Performed by Rosanna Thomas (as Rosanna)
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16 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Living in Edinburgh, and have a great thirst for history, I was very put off by the "libertys" taken. Wrong breed of dog for a start!! Bobbys owner Old Jock was an old single man, who came to Edinburgh and died a pauper in lodgings, not like in the film at all. For anyone coming to Edinburgh and hoping to see sights of the film,you will not find the graveyard in Princes St Gardens!! There were a few moments were a tissues would have been great. The actors were fantastic at padding out a rather flimsy script. I don't feel the poor wee Bobby actually got enough screen time, possibly due to being "lost" at one point. All that said, the film was fine and any 8 yr old will enjoy.


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