Paulie


1h 31m 1998

Brief Synopsis

If you want to know what's on Paulie's mind, just ask him. But you'd better be prepared for the answer. He doesn't know how to lie, and his biting wit may ruffle a few feathers...including his own. Paulie is a parrot who can speak, not mimic, but actually converse. The problem is that though he's learned to talk, he doesn't always know when to shut up, and he comes to find out that there are times when talking can get you into trouble. Paulie's first owner--and first love--is a little girl named Marie who raises him from a baby. Helping Marie overcome a painful stutter gives Paulie the gift of gab, but doesn't prevent her parents from sending him away when they feel she is becoming too attached to him. Undeterred, the loyal little parrot begins a tenacious cross-country search to find his young owner. Along the way, Paulie has some remarkable encounters with a unique cross-section of people, some who want to help and some who see the extraordinary bird as a means to their own ends.

Film Details

Also Known As
Paulie: A Parrot's Tale
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

If you want to know what's on Paulie's mind, just ask him. But you'd better be prepared for the answer. He doesn't know how to lie, and his biting wit may ruffle a few feathers...including his own. Paulie is a parrot who can speak, not mimic, but actually converse. The problem is that though he's learned to talk, he doesn't always know when to shut up, and he comes to find out that there are times when talking can get you into trouble. Paulie's first owner--and first love--is a little girl named Marie who raises him from a baby. Helping Marie overcome a painful stutter gives Paulie the gift of gab, but doesn't prevent her parents from sending him away when they feel she is becoming too attached to him. Undeterred, the loyal little parrot begins a tenacious cross-country search to find his young owner. Along the way, Paulie has some remarkable encounters with a unique cross-section of people, some who want to help and some who see the extraordinary bird as a means to their own ends.

Crew

Maria Aguilar

Costumes

Tom Ajar

Projectionist

Bonnie Alden

Driver

Randy Alderson

Other

Pedro Aleman

Driver

Kent Alexander

Grip

Michael Allegro

Driver

Sylvester Allen

Song

Jeff M Andrus

Grip

Alex Aquilar

Other

Dominique Arcadio

Art Department Coordinator

Ralph D Arguelles

Security

David Ascher

Assistant Director

Burt Bacharach

Song

Leo Baker

Driver

George Ball

Gaffer

Larry Ballard

Medic

Alan Baptiste

On-Set Dresser

Jacquie Barnbrook

Visual Effects

Craig Tex Barnett

Special Effects

Kane Barnett

Driver

John M. Bauman

Other

Billy Beaird

Key Rigging Grip

Mat Beck

Visual Effects Supervisor

Thad Beier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brad Bemis

Assistant Location Manager

Greg Benge

Assistant Property Master

Steph Benseman

Unit Production Manager

Garrett M Benson

Assistant Camera Operator

John Beran

Grip

John Berger

Set Designer

John Berri

Visual Effects

Kelly Berry

Other

Georges Bizet

Music

Deane Boeka

Technical Supervisor

Daniel Myers Boone

Accounting Assistant

Justin Bourret

Assistant Editor

Dawn Bowery

Visual Effects

Constance Bracewell

Animator

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Robert A Bress

Driver

Dave Brown

Construction Coordinator

Francie Brown

Dialect Coach

Harald Brown

Song

Robin Brown

Camera Operator

Sara Burton

Location Manager

Michelle Butler

3-D Artist

Randy Cabral

Special Effects

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Tino Caira

Driver

Ed Calderon

Production

Bruce Cannon

Editor

Casey Cannon

Visual Effects

Frank Capello

Props

Anthony Cappello

Assistant Camera Operator

Allen Cappuccilli

Editor

Kyle Carden

Grip

John Carey

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Wayne Carson

Song

Mitch Carter

Adr

Robert Cawley

Driver

Joe Celeste

Key Grip

Steve Chapman

Other

Daniel Chuba

Production Manager

Dennis R Clark

Driver

Richard Clarke

Cgi Artist

Alan B Cohen

Assistant

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Pasquale Consiglio

Other

Paul Cormier

Other

Carla Corwin

Assistant Director

Judith A. Cory

Hair Stylist

Laurie Craig

Screenplay

Wendy M Craig

Costume Supervisor

Charles Cresap

Medic

Terry Crnic

Driver

Josh Cruze

Song

Kristin Dardano

Assistant

Richard Dardano

Set Production Assistant

Laura Dash

Stunts

Raúl Dávalos

Editing

Hal David

Song

John Debney

Music

Gary G Debortoli

Other

Glenn Derry

Sound

Dale Destefani

Props

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Sean Dever

Animator

Morris Dickerson

Song

Tammy Dickson

Set Production Assistant

Matt Diezel

Effects Assistant

Don Digiralomo

Rerecording

Jamie Dixon

Animator

Eric Donaldson

Grip

Adam Druxman

Assistant Director

Paddy Eason

Visual Effects

Chris Eborn

Other

W Kimball Englehart

Special Effects

John Espinoza

Other

Antonio Evans

Medic

Devon Evans

Animal Trainer

Mark Fattibene

Technical Supervisor

Mike Ferris

Camera Operator

Amanda Finkleberg

Effects Assistant

Sarah Halley Finn

Casting

Glory Fioramonti

Stunts

Kevin Fish

Driver

David E Fluhr

Rerecording

Thomas F Ford

Production Manager

Doug Forrest

Art Department

Robert F Foster

Medic

Robert Foulkes

Location Manager

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Katy Fox

Assistant

Steve Fox

Props

Maurice Freeman

Set Production Assistant

Rick Fresquez

Props

Wally Frick

Driver

Erica Froker

Other

Jenny Fulle

Executive Producer

Steve Galle

Technical Supervisor

Rene Garcia

Chief Modelmaker

Jon Wishbone Gardner

Craft Service

Harry Garvin

Camera Operator

Jeff Gatesman

Electrician

Jason Aimee Gaudio

Effects Assistant

Joseph Geisinger

Sound Mixer

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Richard Girod

Other

Rick Glenn

Assistant Property Master

Trish Gallaher Glenn

Property Master

Anthony Godfrey

Props

Jerry Goldstein

Song

Daniel R Gordon

Driver

Mark R. Gordon

Producer

Al Goto

Stunts

Richard Graves

Effects Assistant

Mark Gravil

Editor

William S Grisco

Animal Trainer

Allison Gross

Assistant Location Manager

Margaret Guinee

Assistant Editor

Jim Hagen

Driver

Randy Hall

Stunts

Mary S Hallmann

Production Coordinator

Jeff Hand

Assistant Camera Operator

David Hankins

Sound Editor

Larry D Hansen

Office Assistant

Mark Harden

Animal Trainer

John Hardwick

Art Department

Kara Harshbarger

Assistant

Kara Harshbarger

Casting Associate

Glen E. Hawbecker

Props

Alex Hegedus

Effects Assistant

Matt Heimlich

Puppeteer

Trevor Hensley

Puppeteer

Randi Hiller

Casting

David Holden

Driver

Diane Holland

Visual Effects

Rudi Holzappel

Art Department

Craig Hosking

Helicopter Pilot

Dustin Huber

Gaffer

Mike Huber

Visual Effects

Jay Huntoon

Video Assist/Playback

John A Huskins

Driver

Karyn L. Huston

Hair Assistant

William Hutchinson

Other

Hitoshi Inoue

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter Iovino

Photography

Erich Ippen

Visual Effects

Mark Jackson

Animal Trainer

Debbie Jacobsohn

Animal Trainer

Oliver James

Other

Joe Janusek

Key Grip

Julie Jaros

Animator

Catherine Jelski

Script Supervisor

Adam Jenkins

Rerecording

Kenneth Jensen

Props

Arthur Jeppe

Technical Supervisor

Al Jones

Stunt Coordinator

Brett Jones

Stunts

Bruce Jones

Executive Producer

Clint E Jones

Stunts

David Jones

Visual Effects

Martyn Jones

Animation Supervisor

Tom Jones

Song Performer

Lonnie Jordan

Song

Michael Kaelin

Effects Assistant

Kathleen Karridene

Makeup Assistant

Aaron Katz

Video Assist/Playback

David Katz

Video Assist/Playback

James R Kelly

Office Assistant

David P Kelsey

Special Effects Coordinator

Albert D Kenders

Other

Lisa Dennis Kennedy

Post-Production Supervisor

Doug Kim

Visual Effects

Gary E Kincaid

Driver

Nancy Kobert

Animal Trainer

Film Details

Also Known As
Paulie: A Parrot's Tale
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video September 29, 1998

Released in United States Spring April 17, 1998

Mutual Film Co was previously known as Cloud Nine Entertainment.

Began shooting July 14, 1997.

Completed shooting October 2, 1997.

Released in United States Spring April 17, 1998

Released in United States on Video September 29, 1998