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 Paulie and the on-screen supporting role of Benny, a character who has a lot of dialogue with Paulie. It received mixed to positive reviews and was a box office disappointment, grossing $26.9 million domestically against a $23 million budget.
The film is a picaresque tale about an intelligent talking blue-crowned conure named Paulie (voice of Jay Mohr), and his long quest to return to his owner.
|contentLocation||Los Angeles New Jersey|
|genre||adventure comedy fantasy|
|keywords||abandon act animal testing arrest baby bird begin bite blue-crowned conure blue-crowned parakeet buy conure east los angeles emigration flashback help immigrant jewel theft life of crime little girl mango mobile home picaresque picaresque novel speak speech therapy stutter talk test think trap travel understand widow young woman|
|producer||Gary Levinsohn Mark Gordon|
|productionCompany||Mutual Film Company|
|theme||buddy buddy comedy children's adventure children's comedy fantasy-comedy|