The Real Macaw (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Real Macaw (1998)

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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 Mac can speak (with a Spanish accent). After Mac proposes a search for the buried treasure, Sam, the bird, and anthropologist Lance Hagen (John Waters) set off on an expedition. Unfortunately, a luxury hotel has been erected directly over the treasure, causing feathers to fly as the determined Sam and Mac continue to seek the treasure while eluding hotel staffers. The film was directed by Mario Andreacchio, who previously made the talking-dog movie Napoleon. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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PG
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Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Cast

Jamie Croft
as Sam Girdis
Jason Robards
as Grandpa Ben Girdis
Deborra-Lee Furness
as Beth Girdis
Joe Petruzzi
as Rick Girdis
John Waters
as Dr. Lance Hagen
Petra Yared
as Kathy Girdis
Simon Chan
as Phillip Blythe
Gerry Connolly
as Lou Rickets
Robert Coleby
as Mr. St. John
Nathan Kotzur
as Scarlatta
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Critic Reviews for The Real Macaw

All Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | July 25, 2012
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Real Macaw

½

I found this film to be entertaining and heartwarming. It was exciting and a great little treasure hunting film.

Barry Newart
Barry Newart

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