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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.

Director:

John Henderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cosmo ... James Brown
Suzanne Dance Suzanne Dance ... Smithie's Worker
Ron Donachie ... Laurie
Charles Donnelly Charles Donnelly ... Trader With Pie
Lawrence Douglas ... Civil Servant
Tom Freeman ... Bemused Sentry
Frank Gilhooley ... Chef
Oliver Golding Oliver Golding ... Ewan Adams
Christopher Lee ... The Lord Provost
Martha Leishman Martha Leishman ... Mrs. McPherson
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Constable John Gray
William McBain William McBain ... Sergeant Scott (as William MacBain)
Joy McBrinn ... Tenement Survivor
Gina McKee ... Maureen Gray
Alex McSherry ... Chief Warder
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The dog depicted in the film is not a Skye Terrier but a West Highland terrier. Skye's have short legs and distinctive dark muzzle and ears unlike the dog used in the film. See more »

Connections

Remake of Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

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 bsargonauta-1See 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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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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