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The Real Macaw (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Andreacchio

Writers:

Bruce Hancock (screenplay), Matthew Perry (screenplay)
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Croft ... Sam Girdis
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Beth Girdis
Joe Petruzzi Joe Petruzzi ... Rick Girdis
John Waters ... Dr. Lance Hagen
Jason Robards ... Grandpa Girdis
John Goodman ... Mac (voice)
Gerry Connolly Gerry Connolly ... Lou Rickets
Robert Coleby ... Mr. St. John
Petra Yared Petra Yared ... Kathy Girdis
Nathan Kotzur Nathan Kotzur ... Scarlatta
Kevin Hides Kevin Hides ... Businessman on Plane
Penny Everingham Penny Everingham ... Nurse Gimlet
Murray Shoring ... Dr. Thompson
Daniel Murphy Daniel Murphy ... Pet Store Owner
Anna-Maria La Spina 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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1999 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Coco le perroquet qui en savait trop See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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One of at least two theatrical feature films starring actor Jason Robards which feature "talking birds". The movies are Caboblanco (1980) and The Real Macaw (1998). See more »

Quotes

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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The Perfect Parrot
3 January 1999 | by ParrotSee all my reviews

An amusing, enjoyable Australian family movie about a 149 year old talking parrot with a Spanish accent. The parrot tries to help solve its owners financial problems by going on an adventure to find lost treasure on a once deserted tropical island now a resort spot. As a parrot keeper myself I loved the bird and thought the movie was fun. It would be ideal for kids but adults should be able to laugh along too. The parrot is the star of the show but the actors put in some solid performances as well.


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