Paulie is a 1998 American adventure fantasy comedy film about a disobedient talking parrot named Paulie, starring Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Gena Rowlands, Hallie Eisenberg, and Jay Mohr. Mohr performs both the voice of the title character and the on-screen supporting role of Benny, a character who has a lot of dialogue with him. It received mixed to positive reviews and was a box office disappointment, grossing $26.9 million domestically against a $23 million budget. However, in the years after its release, Paulie would find a larger audience on home media sales.
While working as a janitor at an American institute, Russian immigrant and former teacher of literature Misha Vilyenkov encounters Paulie, a blue-crowned conure who humans can understand and is shocked to see him speaking as clearly as a human. Subsequently, he doesn't speak a word when Misha brings others to witness him.
|contentLocation||Los Angeles New Jersey|
|genre||adventure comedy fantasy|
|keywords||abandon act arrest begin blue-crowned conure blue-crowned parakeet conure east los angeles emigration flashback help immigrant jewel theft life of crime little girl mango mobile home speak speech therapy stutter test think trap travel understand vietnam widow young woman|
|producer||Allison Lyon Segan Gary Levinsohn Mark Gordon|
|productionCompany||Mutual Film Company|
|theme||buddy buddy comedy children's adventure children's comedy|