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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
Lalor Roddy ... Curfew Warden 1
Damian O'Hare ... George Hall
James Stockdale ... Mickey
Stephen Hagan ... Jake McClune
Ian O'Reilly ... Pete
Clare McMahon Clare McMahon ... Nurse
Emily Flain ... Jane Berry
Seamus O'Hara ... Soldier at Zoo Gate
Pauline Hutton Pauline Hutton ... Miss Rainey
Niall Cusack Niall Cusack ... Priest


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 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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