Buddy Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2001

PG|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Thanks to the indulgence of her patient husband, Dr. Bill Lintz (Robbie Coltrane), wealthy eccentric Trudy (Rene Russo) has already accumulated a large collection of wild animals by 1931 when she is introduced to Buddy, a sickly young gorilla. Trudy raises Buddy as her own child, dressing him in human clothes, and the ape responds with absolute obedience. But as Buddy grows older and larger, Trudy is unable to restrain him from turning increasingly violent.

Cast: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall, Paul Reubens, John Aylward, Mimi Kennedy, Jon Simmons

Director: Caroline Thompson

Genres: Comedy drama, Adventure, Family

Production Co: American Zoetrope, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jim Henson Productions

Keywords: Engaging, Husband, Amusing, Transformation, 1930s, Emotional, Love, New York City