Rare Birds


1h 44m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Dave Purcell is ready to call it quits. On his marriage and on his restaurant "The Auk". The restaurant, which like the ill-fated bird for which it was named, has definitely seen better days. Everything changes when Dave's neighbor Phonse proposes a mad and ingenious scheme to save the restaurant. T

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Lions Gate Releasing; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate
Location
Newfoundland, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada; Saint John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Dave Purcell is ready to call it quits. On his marriage and on his restaurant "The Auk". The restaurant, which like the ill-fated bird for which it was named, has definitely seen better days. Everything changes when Dave's neighbor Phonse proposes a mad and ingenious scheme to save the restaurant. They'll report a sighting of an extremely rare (believed extinct) duck. Birder-watchers the world over will flock to the area and, hopefully, to the restaurant. To the skeptical Dave's dismay, the plan works to perfection. Business booms. Things become complicated; however, when Dave falls for Phonse's alluring sister-in-law and when he discovers that Phonse has been up to some other wild tricks.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Lions Gate Releasing; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate
Location
Newfoundland, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada; Saint John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2001 Atlantic Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter February 1, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States September 2001

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 - October 12, 2001.

Shown at Atlantic Film Festival in Canada September 14-22, 2001.

Began shooting December 3, 2000.

Released in United States Winter February 1, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 - October 12, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Atlantic Film Festival in Canada September 14-22, 2001.)