Young Tom Hall (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save "Buster" the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1941.

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Colin McIvor

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Colin McIvor
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Credited cast:
Toby Jones ... Security Guard Charlie
Penelope Wilton ... Denise Austin
Ian McElhinney ... Mr. Shawcross
Art Parkinson ... Tom Hall
Stephen Hagan ... Jake McClune
Amy Huberman ... Emily Hall
Damian O'Hare ... George Hall
Ian O'Reilly ... Pete
Emily Flain ... Jane Berry
Lalor Roddy ... Curfew Warden 1
James Stockdale ... Mickey
Niall Cusack Niall Cusack ... Priest
Geraldine McAlinden ... Pete and Mickey's Mother
Maggie Cronin ... Matron
Frank Cannon ... Zookeeper Adam
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Young Tom Hall (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save "Buster" the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1941.

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: Rated PG for thematic elements, some war action and language | See all certifications »

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In real-life, Denise was a lot younger than portrayed in this movie and worked in the zoo. She had no family. She died on July 17, 1997, was cremated and buried in Ardess graveyard near Kesh, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. A small stone elephant was placed on her grave earlier this year in memory of her actions during the Belfast Blitz. See more »

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a good one for the whole family
10 June 2018 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

A beautiful family drama,about a little zoo in a little village just outside belfast,nortern ireland.its an emotional story about an elephant and his human rescuers and friends during the devastating time of 2nd world war blitz-krieg phase.

it is a sweet but also sad story about love,engagement,poverty,life and death,good and evil ,made through a great filmographic,audio/visual production,and a whole lot of great young actors.even though i understand english language pretty well,the irish slang are at time hopeless to understand when spoken with low voice,anyway,the worse the dialect the better.geordie is fein..... the pace are a little slow but it gives time for recollection on wartime for the younger viewers.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$231,719
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2.35 : 1
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