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Buddy

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1997
  • Caroline Thompson
  • 83 mins
  • U

Summary

Biographical period drama starring Rene Russo as an eccentric English socialite who, in the 1920s, kept an amazing menagerie of animals on her New York estate. However, her greatest challenge occurs when she takes in a sick baby gorilla whom she names Buddy.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Based on a true story, this sweet but unassuming film stars Rene Russo as Trudy Lintz, a woman in the 1920s who became known for the collection of animals she looked after at her Long Island home. Director Caroline Thompson focuses on Lintz's attempts to raise Buddy, a baby gorilla whom she treats as her own child. Robbie Coltrane plays Lintz's husband and fellow Scot Alan Cumming also appears.

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Credits

Cast

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Trudy LintzRene Russo
Dr LintzRobbie Coltrane
DickAlan Cumming
EmmaIrma P Hall
BuddyPeter Elliott
Professor SpatzPaul Reubens
Mr BowmanJohn Aylward
Mrs BowmanMimi Kennedy

Crew

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DirectorCaroline Thompson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Pictures
Released on
1998-11-20
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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