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Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle

Betty Thomas (1998)

PG Certificate
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Following the success of The Nutty Professor, Eddie Murphy completed his transformation from foul-mouthed, fast-talking comic to all-round family entertainer with this, the UK's second-highest grossing film in 1998 (after Titanic). Murphy plays a doctor whose life is turned upside down when his childhood gift - the ability to "talk with the animals" - returns. That's the cue for lots of juvenile gags from a host of guest voices (Garry Shandling, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres), while the likes of Ossie Davis and Oliver Platt look on bemused. Betty Thomas directs proficiently, but Rex Harrison must be turning in his grave.


A doctor is stunned to discover he can talk to animals, and it is not long before his home and surgery are taken over by an assortment of ailing creatures in need of help. However, when the medic's odd behaviour attracts his colleagues' attention, he is forced to rely on his new-found furry friends to save him from the asylum. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis and Oliver Platt.

Cast & Crew

Dr John Dolittle Eddie Murphy
Archer Dolittle Ossie Davis
Dr Mark Weller Oliver Platt
Calloway Peter Boyle
Dr Gene Reiss Richard Schiff
Lisa Kristen Wilson
Dr Fish Jeffrey Tambor
Maya Kyla Pratt
Tiger Albert Brooks
Rodney Chris Rock
Rat No 2 John Leguizamo
Female Pigeon Julie Kavner
Male Pigeon Garry Shandling
Prologue Dog Ellen DeGeneres
Owl Jenna Elfman
Racoon Paul Reubens
Baby Tiger Jonathan Lipnicki
Director Betty Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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