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Paulie [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 33425871
  • Release Date: 10/24/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

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    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Paulie
    In the Babe tradition of talking animatronic animals, this comedy adventure gets underway when animal-research-lab janitor Misha (Tony Shalhoub) expresses concern for a Blue-crown Conure parrot named Paulie (voice of Jay Mohr) caged in a dank basement. Misha settles back as Paulie tells his life story, seen in flashback: When Paulie was owned by little Marie (Hallie Kate Eisenberg), the parrot helped the little girl get rid of her stutter. After Marie tried to teach Paulie how to fly, he wound up in a pawnshop owned by Artie (Buddy Hackett), where he got an education in one-liners. Paulie and Ivy (Gena Rowlands) learn Marie's family is in LA, so Ivy agrees to drive Paulie cross-country in her RV. However, Marie goes blind and dies. Paulie is forced to fly to LA, where small-time entrepreneur Ignacio (Cheech Marin), with an eye for talent, talons and tacos, puts Paulie to work as a dancer at his taco-stand, where Paulie gets a birds-eye view of a female parrot with pretty plumage. Unfortunately, researcher Dr. Reingold (Bruce Davison), convinced Paulie can bring him academic recognition, steps in with a false promise to link the parrot up with Marie. Betrayed, Paulie refuses to speak anything other than the standard "want-a-cracker" lines, resulting in solitary confinement. Misha, who knows why the caged bird talks, hopes to free Paulie for an eventual reunion with Marie. Animal stunt coordinator Boone Narr and Stan Winston animatronics brought Paulie to life. For another fine-feathered film, see Dean Riesner's Bill and Coo (1947); the film's all-bird cast (dressed in human clothing) brought a "Special Award" for producer Ken Murray during the 1948 Oscar ceremony. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jay Mohr
      Jay Mohr - Paulie
    • Tony Shalhoub
      Tony Shalhoub - Misha
    • Cheech Marin
      Cheech Marin - Ignacio
    • Gena Rowlands
      Gena Rowlands - Ivy
    • Trini Alvarado
      Trini Alvarado - Adult Marie



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun Family Movie

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      lilwolf91
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      I had not seen this movie in years but decided to watch it on Netflix one evening. I Really enjoyed every minute and it caused different emotions throughout the movie. For anyone that has a love of birds, this is a must see movie, even children will like it! The Price is great and the movie charming.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      sco1
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      this is an old family favorite movie. everyone i watched it with enjoys it very much

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      my kids love this movie

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      Bigbaby2
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      I love this movie every since it first came out. My kids are 23 & 26 and they still love to watch this movie over and over again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cute movie

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      Bobo
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      I remember watching this when it came out at the theater.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Shyness
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      It's a nice movie to enjoy with the kids and family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good movie

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      omgicandrawbacon
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      One of my childhood favorites! I love this movie!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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