The Real Macaw (1998)

The Real Macaw


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In the tradition of Babe and Paulie, this Australian family fantasy-adventure features mouthy macaw Mac (portrayed by Tango and three bird stand-ins). Mac, who once witnessed treasure buried on a South Sea Island, is owned by elderly eccentric bird collector Ben Girdis (Jason Robards). His son Rick Girdis (Joe Petruzzi) plans to pay off Ben's debts by putting him in a nursing home and selling Ben's house. Ben's 15-year-old grandson Sam (Jamie Croft), who wants to save Ben's home, discovers that … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Bruce Hancock, Matthew Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2000



as Sam Girdis

as Grandpa Ben Girdis

as Beth Girdis

as Rick Girdis

as Dr. Lance Hagen

as Kathy Girdis

as Phillip Blythe

as Lou Rickets

as Mr. St. John

as Scarlatta
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Full Review… | April 17, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Silly boy-and-his-pet adventure has some peril, slapstick.

Full Review… | July 25, 2012
Common Sense Media

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile

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