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Bob the Butler (2005)

Tom Green stars as a bumbling buffoon, who lands at Butling after working his way through all other 'A' and 'B' jobs.


Gary Sinyor


Jane Walker Wood (story), Steven Manners (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Green ... Bob Tree
Brooke Shields ... Anne Jamieson
Genevieve Buechner ... Tess Jamieson
Benjamin B. Smith ... Bates Jamieson (as Benjamin Smith)
Rob LaBelle ... Jacques
Valerie Tian ... Sophie
Simon Callow ... Mr. Butler
Iris Graham Iris Graham ... Mama Clara
Dolores Drake ... Maureen
Bill Chandler Bill Chandler ... Rabbi
Jonathan Ndukwe Jonathan Ndukwe ... Stuart
Kevin McNulty ... Tardy Man
Julia Arkos ... Judith
Kristina Copeland Kristina Copeland ... Kate
Wendy Donaldson Wendy Donaldson ... Mrs. Withington (as Wendy Morrow Donaldson)


Goofy Canadian screwup Bob Tree goes trough the yellow pages alphabetically to pick jobs, applies and messes them up every time. In the B's, he arrived at butler and takes a wacky crash-course with the somewhat odd Mr. Butler. Bob gets hired, but really more as babysitter cum housekeeper for Jacques, his fuzzy lover Anne Jamieson and, most of all, her spoiled-rotten kids Bates and Tess, terrible handfuls which his unorthodox methods may at least take by surprise. Written by KGF Vissers

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The family will never be the same.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor, innuendo and some language | See all certifications »

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Canada | UK



Release Date:

14 January 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob le majordome See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


3 hamsters: Speedy, Stunt Boy, and Happy play the role of "Rascal, the hamster". See more »


When Anne "has a date with Bob", Jaques calls her. In the first shot the radio clock in the bedroom of Jaques shows "2:33". Then it shows "2:39". In the third shot it shows "2:34". The last possible look at the clock you can read "2:37". See more »


Bates Jamieson: Why do you call me 'Master'?
Bob Tree: I'm studying to be a butler.
Bates Jamieson: Hmm. I don't like it. 'Master Bates' just feels... wrong.
Bob Tree: Indeed.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Pachelbel's Canon
Composed by Johann Pachelbel
Performed by David A. Hughes
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Utterly charming movie
26 September 2011 | by boatista24See all my reviews

This is Tom Green at his best! The only thing wrong with this film is there wasn't enough of it! I loved this movie, and frankly, I am amazed at Tom Green's ability to render such pathos. I loved his manic humor in earlier films, but this was simply superb work on his part as an actor. Brooke Shields has never been so charming, and I just loved her in this movie. She was perfectly cast for this film. Unfortunately, Tom Green spends far too much time behind the camera instead of in front of it these days, and we are losing a national treasure because of that. He now has a special place on my list of favorite actors - that I will go to the movies to see anything he is in. Tom, please star in some more movies! I will throw down ten bucks to see any movie you are in, just because you are in it!

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