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Buddy [1997] (1 disc)
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Director:Caroline Thompson
Writer:Caroline Thompson
Composer:Elmer Bernstein
Length:84 minutes
(1 hour 24 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:4.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:28%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Puppets
  • Action
  • Comedy
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Synopsis: Gertrude Lintz takes on a sickly baby gorilla and raises him as a Human.


Reaction: This is a touching movie and a great display for the talents of the Jim Henson company.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Caroline Thompson => Director / Writer
Elmer Bernstein => Composer
Gertrude Davies Lintz => Book "Animals Are My Hobby"
Alan Cumming => Dick Croner, Trudy's Assistant
Dane Cook => Fair Cop
Frank Collison => Zoo Keeper
Frank Welker => Buddy (voice)
Irma P. Hall => Emma, Lintz's Maid
Leif Tilden => Buddy
Lynn Robertson Bruce => Buddy
Mak Wilson => Buddy
Mark Sealey => Buddy
Michelan Sisti => Buddy
Paul Reubens => Professor Spatz
Peter Elliott => Buddy
Peter Hurst => Buddy
Rene Russo => Mrs. Gertrude 'Trudy' Lintz
Robbie Coltrane => Dr. Bill Lintz
Robert Tygner => Buddy (as Rob Tygner)
Star Townsend => Buddy (as Star Townshend)

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  • Rene Russo came out a month before principal photography started to work to rehearse with each individual chimp.