In the tradition of "Saving Grace" and "Waking Ned Devine" comes the comedy about how far people will go to maintain their grip on life. Dave Purcell (Hurt) just woke up on the wrong side of life. His marriage is dead and his restaurant just went belly up. Things look pretty bad for Dave until his eccentric neighbor comes to the rescue. Alphonse, Dave's neighbor, hatches a mad-yet-ingenious scheme in the hopes of saving his buddy's sagging fortunes. After staging the sighting of an extremely rare bird in the neighborhood, birdwatchers and hungry patrons the world over, flock to the area. The hoax succeeds far beyond expectations and business booms. But little does anyone know, Alphonse is working on a few other secret plans which will soon have Dave's restaurant swimming in controversy. With the threat of exposure and the authorities on the trail, will feathers fly?

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Rare Birds (2001)

Mystery/Romance/Drama/Comedy

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In the tradition of "Saving Grace" and "Waking Ned Devine" comes the comedy about how far people will go to maintain their grip on life. Dave Purcell (Hurt) just woke up on the wrong side of life. His marriage is dead and his restaurant just went belly up. Things look pretty bad for Dave until his eccentric neighbor comes to the rescue. Alphonse, Dave's neighbor, hatches a mad-yet-ingenious scheme in the hopes of saving his buddy's sagging fortunes. After staging the sighting of an extremely rare bird in the neighborhood, birdwatchers and hungry patrons the world over, flock to the area. The hoax succeeds far beyond expectations and business booms. But little does anyone know, Alphonse is working on a few other secret plans which will soon have Dave's restaurant swimming in controversy. With the threat of exposure and the authorities on the trail, will feathers fly?

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Cast
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William Hurt

Dave
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Andy Jones

Phonce
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Molly Parker

Alice
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Vicky Hynes

Deb
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Greg Malone

Buster Bartlett
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Michael Chiasson

Dr. Jack Tomlinson
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Barry Newhook

Caller #1 / Hostage
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Laura Tobin

Girl #1
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Maggie Meyer

Girl #2
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Frankie O'Neill

Brit Woman
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Lawrence Barry

Hooligan
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Leah Lewis

Bette
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Todd Perrin

Cook
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Deidre Gillard-Rowlings

Waitress
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Matthew Clarke

Bartender
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John Moyes

Male Diner
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Sheila McCarthy

Claire
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Bryan Hennessey

Cortini
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Pete Soucy

Bystander
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George Jonas

Dr. Hans Spiedal
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Mark Critch

Dougie
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Mack Furlong

Car Man
Crew
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Sturla Gunnarsson

Director
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Edward Riche

Writer
Disc Releases
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Rare Birds

(DVD)

8/16/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Rare Birds

(DVD)

5/28/2002

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