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The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)

Bobby, a brave Skye Terrier, becomes local legend when it refuses to leave his master's grave after he dies. The townsfolk feed the dog until local authorities ban strays. The kids decide to help Bobby defy the law. Based on true events.

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James Cosmo ... James Brown
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Charles Donnelly Charles Donnelly ... Trader With Pie
Lawrence Douglas ... Civil Servant
Tom Freeman ... Bemused Sentry
Frank Gilhooley ... Chef
Oliver Golding Oliver Golding ... Ewan Adams
Christopher Lee ... The Lord Provost
Martha Leishman Martha Leishman ... Mrs. McPherson
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Constable John Gray
William McBain William McBain ... Sergeant Scott (as William MacBain)
Joy McBrinn ... Tenement Survivor
Gina McKee ... Maureen Gray
Alex McSherry Alex McSherry ... Chief Warder
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Bobby, a brave Skye Terrier, becomes local legend when it refuses to leave his master's grave after he dies. The townsfolk feed the dog until local authorities ban strays. The kids decide to help Bobby defy the law. Based on true events.

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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (UK) See more »

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GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Sir Sean Connery was offered the role of James Brown, but he turned it down. See more »

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Remake of Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) See more »

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Here Inside
Written by John David & Mark Thomas
Performed by Rosanna Thomas (as Rosanna)
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A small picture about a small dog
8 February 2006 | by flechetteSee all my reviews

Just saw the film tonight in a preview and it's a film for kids only. It does not improve or add to the original Disney film in any way. There is a corny Scottish pastiche style throughout, not helped by weak writing (where motives are lumped in by the spadeful) and acting that is uneven and often unengaging (despite what reads like a decent cast). I have no problem with the wee dog - although there is a certain "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" (see below) quality about his shots.

* For those that don't know, "Skippy" was an Australian kids' TV series from the 1960s where the kangaroo would be an essential part of all the stories. It is said that to get poor old Skippy to "act" they stuck an elastic band round his muzzle that he then tried to get off with his paws - sort of appearing to be communicating with the human actors!!! Bobby has a similar range and you just don't buy his series of heroic rescues at all.

Advice would be to take kids aged 8-12. Below that, they might be scared. Above that, if they or you love it, good luck to you, but this is strictly cardboard cut-out film-making for the undemanding. It's a missed opportunity since there is real pathos and cuteness in the story of Bobby and this film fails to deliver it.


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