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The Blue Butterfly (2004)

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A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.

Director:

Léa Pool

Writer:

Pete McCormack (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Alan Osborn
Pascale Bussières ... Teresa Carlton
Marc Donato ... Pete Carlton
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Alejo (as Raoul Trujillo)
Marianella Jimenez Marianella Jimenez ... Yana
Gerardo Hernandez Gerardo Hernandez ... Manolo (as Topo)
Steve Adams ... Presenter
Silverio Morales Silverio Morales ... Diego the Shaman
Samuel Lopez Samuel Lopez ... Esteban
Liz MacRae Liz MacRae ... Press Agent
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart ... Police Officer
Isabel Perez Isabel Perez ... Spanish Nurse
Denis Hylton Denis Hylton ... Doctor
Sophie Janssens Sophie Janssens ... Dancer
Peter Trosztmer Peter Trosztmer ... Dancer
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Storyline

Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

26 August 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Mariposa azul See more »

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Budget:

CAD 12,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

For Charlotte-Xiao, Marie-Chun, Giulia, David and to all the children of the world: may their lives be always filled with hope and dreams. See more »

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References Dr. Ruth Westheimer (1984) See more »

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One of the best of 2004!

The Blue Butterfly tells the extraordinary story of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed as terminally ill whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist (William Hurt) to take them on a trip to the Costa Rican rain forest to search for the butterfly leading to an adventure that will transform their lives. And so their journey begins. A journey of courage redemption and love. A magical film about a courageous young boy and a jaded man who chase a dream and whose lives are forever changed. Now fourteen years later the young boy who was given hopefully six months to live is now a young man. This magical story is true.


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