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Greyfriars Bobby (2005)

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

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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In 2003 the Scottish Screen, which had posted a lottery of £500,000, pulled the funding towards this film. As a result the film was going to be made in Luxembourg. See more »

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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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Greyfriars Bobby is a microcosm of life
1 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the film appears to be rather ordinary to some, it is the essence of the film, loyalty and dedication, that deserves a rating of 10. While observing the film, the severe winter could be felt. The abject poverty under which Bobby's master lived led to thinking that Bobby understood since he too, was subjected to the harshness of such a life of meager meals and shelter. The wonder of it was startling that such sensitivity was ingrained in Bobby's, humble, sublime character. Whether displayed in an expensive production or a low-budget film, Bobby's devotion to his master, is luminescent, radiating beyond the screen. It is "enduring" and that after all, is what makes a film memorable.


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