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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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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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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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Written by John David & Mark Thomas
Performed by Rosanna Thomas (as Rosanna)
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Totally unauthentic - an insult to the REAL Greyfriars Bobby
5 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greyfriars Bobby was NOT a westie - Bobby was a skye terrier. A highlight of my childhood day trips to Edinburgh was to go to the monument to Bobby. I grew up with the story of the valiant and loyal little dog, as every child in my generation did, and I remember lining up with my mum outside the cinema - with many, many other Dundee children and their mums - to see the wonderful Disney film. How could a movie based on such a wonderful story have been made using a Westie, for heaven's sake. That's like making a movie about the life of Robert Burns, for instance, and portraying him as an Englishman. I say,give Bobby back his breed!


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