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The Bird is the Word Apr. 17, 1998 USA 91 Min. PG
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John Roberts


Tony Shalhoub isMisha Vilyenkov
Misha Vilyenkov
Bruce Davison isDr. Reingold
Dr. Reingold
Trini Alvarado isAdult Marie Alweather
Adult Marie Alweather
Jay Mohr isBenny / Paulie (voice)
Benny / Paulie (voice)
Hallie Kate Eisenberg isMarie Alweather
Marie Alweather
Matt Craven isWarren Alweather
Warren Alweather
Bill Cobbs isVirgil the Janitor
Virgil the Janitor


Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie’s story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

Original title Paulie
IMDb Rating 6.5 13,880 votes
TMDb Rating 6.3 250 votes

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