Rare Birds (2002)

Rare Birds
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Edward Riche Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000003
Alex Pappas Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Jan Kiesser Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Edward Riche Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Eddie Richie Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jeff Sackman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Tamara Shannon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Jeff Warren Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jonathan Goldsmith Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jeanie Kimber Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jim Rillie Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jon Comerford Casting n/a 179 10000002
Pat McCorkle Casting n/a 179 10000001
Pam Hall Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Kathee Reardigan Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Sam Feldman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Janet York Producer n/a 3 3000002
Greg Malone Actor n/a 1 1000006
Maggie Myer Actor n/a 1 1000007
Vicky Hynes Actor n/a 1 1000005
Cathy Jones Actor n/a 1 1000004
Andy Jones Actor Phonse Murphy 1 1000002
Molly Parker Actor Phonse's Sister-in-Law 1 1000003
Lawrence Barry Actor n/a 1 1000008
Sheila McCarthy Actor n/a 1 1000009
Sturla Gunnarsson Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Pope Producer n/a 3 3000001
George Jonas Actor n/a 1 1000013
Matthew Clarke Actor n/a 1 1000012
Leah Lewis Actor n/a 1 1000010
Michael Chaisson Actor n/a 1 1000011
William Hurt Actor Dave Purcell 1 1000001
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.