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Zoo (2017)

PG | | Family, History, War | 8 June 2018 (USA)
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Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.


Colin McIvor


Colin McIvor
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Credited cast:
Toby Jones ... Security Guard Charlie
Ian McElhinney ... Mr. Shawcross
Penelope Wilton ... Denise Austin
Art Parkinson ... Tom Hall
Amy Huberman ... Emily Hall
Damian O'Hare ... George Hall
Stephen Hagan ... Jake McClune
Ian O'Reilly ... Pete
James Stockdale ... Mickey
Lalor Roddy ... Curfew Warden 1
Emily Flain ... Jane Berry
Niall Cusack Niall Cusack ... Priest
Maggie Cronin ... Matron
Clare McMahon Clare McMahon ... Nurse
Geraldine McAlinden ... Pete and Mickey's Mother


Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.

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Family | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



Ireland | UK



Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


In real life Denise was a lot younger than portrayed in the film and worked in the zoo herself. She had no family. She died on 17 July 1997, was cremated and buried in Ardess graveyard near Kesh, Co 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 enchanting watch
29 June 2018 | by liskirkwoodSee all my reviews

I've just watched this beautiful film. Coming from N. Ireland it is just amazing to watch a film which shows the heart and soul of our wee country. The sights and sounds bring home the emotions felt during the second world war. Loads of places we know and love, showing Belfast was used to film this. The story is just beautiful, quite a roller coaster of emotions, well for a Mum of 3 and animal lover. The story captures what it is like to be a child in a world where everything seems unfair. I was fully emersed in the journey and loved every minute of it. I laughed and cried and just fell in love. A must for the family to watch.

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