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A Bird of the Air (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 23 September 2011 (USA)
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A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.

Director:

Margaret Whitton

Writers:

Roger Towne (screenplay), Joe Coomer (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Nichols ... Fiona
Jackson Hurst ... Lyman
Anjanette Comer ... Mrs. Weber
Linda Emond ... Margie
Buck Henry ... Duncan Weber
Judith Ivey ... Eleanor Reeves
Erik Jensen ... Bearded Man
Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee ... Mrs. Blair
Matte Osian ... Trucker
Rocco Sisto ... Security Guard
Phyllis Somerville ... Ivy Campbell
Louis Zorich ... Stowalski
Jessamyn Blakeslee Jessamyn Blakeslee ... Woman Crash Victim
Gary Farmer ... Charles Ballard
Carrie Fleming Carrie Fleming ... Reference Librarian
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Storyline

A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. Orphaned by a car wreck that killed his parents when he was four years old, he knows only his last name and approximate year of birth. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer and announces, 'Shut up!" and "I'm an eagle!" he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to FIONA (Rachel Nichols). She has been eying Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. Along with her basset hound, they set out on a quest to find the bird's previous owners and Fiona begins to unravel the mysteries of Lyman's past. But when Fiona joins Lyman on his nightly rounds, she witnesses a reality more intense than the romantic version she had envisioned. Ultimately, once Lyman is able to reconcile with is past, he is able to break free of his dark world and they ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Boy meets parrot meets girl.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and accident images

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The movie is based in New Mexico. See more »

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[first lines]
Margie: Upside down people, the graveyard shift. Whatever you call us. We're the ones working at night while you sleep. We look out for each other. Or, I looked out for Lyman, and he looked out for everyone else. But off the road he thought everyone else had read the big instruction manual. Lyman wasn't gonna talk until he had it all figured out. Riding that highway loop night after night was the only job he'd ever had, unless you count all the classes he took at the Community College. Oh ...
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Soundtracks

Just One Drink Closer To Heaven
Written by Lincoln Wright
Performed by Lincoln Wright
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters Music Group
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Stupid story; BAD direction; charming male lead; obnoxious female lead
21 May 2018 | by jm10701See all my reviews

I have never before seen or even heard of either of the two lead actors. The male lead is sort of charming, and it would be nice to find out if his range extended into any other emotions as the story developed, or if he stayed locked in the same surly shyness all the way through. But the female lead is so unbelievably obnoxious that I couldn't get past about 25 minutes.

EVERY TIME she came on screen and opened her mouth or gave that stupid dimply smirk I cringed, and I wanted some berserk extra to run up and punch her very hard in the face. Nobody ever did, and I couldn't stand any more of her, so I stopped watching. It's not like I HAD to watch this movie.

It's amazing that such an obnoxious person ever got hired to be in anything, even a direct-to-video flop like this. I need to look up her name so I can be very sure never to see her again. Rachel Nichols. Yuck.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loop See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,819, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$10,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,152
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Company Credits

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Tashtego Films See more »
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Color
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