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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

Writers:

Cinzia Genuardi (Story editor), John Henderson | 2 more credits »
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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 Joy McBrinn ... Tenement Survivor
Gina McKee ... Maureen Gray
Alex McSherry 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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true event | grave | terrier | ban | dog | See All (8) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »
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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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Budget:

£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Disney did it better
12 April 2006 | by eeyore162See all my reviews

They have taken a story dear to the people of Edinburgh's heart, a true story and changed it as Hollywood has done before to many a tale. The end result is a movie however well done for those how do not know the story yet totally different and inaccurate. The original movie of this tale that Walt Disney himself oversaw used the right breed dog that is crucial for this tale and did not make that John Grey was anything special he was a poor Shepard who died in poverty at the inn. If you like the story, watch the Disney original for a better heart- warming story. It's a Shame the cast and the potential was there for a terrific remake of a classic tale. Read the book for an accurate occurrence of the story. And if you really like it, you can visit the real Kirkyard in Edinburgh.


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