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We Bought a Zoo (26-Nov-2011)

Director: Cameron Crowe

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna; Cameron Crowe

Based on a book by: Benjamin Mee

Music by: Jónsi

Producers: Julie Yorn; Cameron Crowe; Rick Yorn

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Zoo

An emotionally-troubled man moving with his family to a seemingly perfect countryside home ends up unintentionally taking on the challenge of rebuilding a failed zoo.

Ben Mee, a recently-widowed middle-aged man dealing with the loss of his wife and his son's expulsion from school for behavioral problems, ventures out to examine a potential new home for his family in the country after his daughter notices its existence in a paper one day. Though the house seems like everything Ben could have dreamed of, it comes with a significant catch: It must be purchased in combination with a failed zoo on the same lot that closed to the public several years earlier.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas Haden Church
17-Jun-1960   Lowell Mather on Wings
Matt Damon
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Elle Fanning
9-Apr-1998   Actress/sister of Dakota
Colin Ford
12-Sep-1996   Joe McAlister on Under the Dome
Patrick Fugit
27-Oct-1982   Almost Famous
John Michael Higgins
12-Feb-1963   The Late Shift
Scarlett Johansson
22-Nov-1984   Ghost World, Lost in Translation
Angus Macfadyen
21-Sep-1963   Braveheart
Peter Riegert
11-Apr-1947   Barbarians at the Gate
J. B. Smoove
16-Dec-1964   Ray on The Millers
Kym Whitley
7-Jun-1961   Deliver Us from Eva


Matt Damon   ...   Benjamin Mee
Scarlett Johansson   ...   Kelly Foster
Thomas Haden Church   ...   Duncan Mee
Patrick Fugit   ...   Robin Jones
Colin Ford   ...   Dylan Mee
Elle Fanning   ...   Lily Miska
Maggie Elizabeth Jones   ...   Rosie Mee
John Michael Higgins   ...   Walter Ferris
Angus Macfadyen   ...   Peter MacCready
Peter Riegert   ...   Delbert McGinty
Stephanie Szostak   ...   Katherine Mee
JB Smoove   ...   Mr. Stevens
Carla Gallo   ...   Rhonda Blair
Michael Panes   ...   Principal
Kym Whitley   ...   Cashier
Todd Stanton   ...   San Diego Vet
Lauren Sanchez   ...   TV Anchor
Roberto Montesinos   ...   Hugo Chavez
Desi Lydic   ...   Shea Seger (Lasagna Mom)
Erick Chavarria   ...   Ernesto
Sam Fox   ...   Alison
Dustin Ybarra   ...   Nathan
Ben Seeder   ...   Bruce
Alice Marie Crowe   ...   Parrot Lady
Michelle Panek   ...   Sarah Tanner (Vet Assistant)
Gary D. Robertson   ...   Male Zookeeper
Nicole Russell   ...   Volunteer
Reid Peters   ...   Volunteer
Taylor Victoria Cerza   ...   Zoo Patron
Steven Lee   ...   Zoo Patron
Steve Bessette   ...   Zoo Patron
Kate Yerves   ...   Zoo Patron
Hal Alpert   ...   Zoo Patron
Caroline Hanna   ...   Zoo Patron
Leslie Trotter   ...   Zoo Patron
David Lopez   ...   Zoo Patron
Benjamin Mee   ...   Visiting Family
Ella Mee   ...   Visiting Family
Milo Mee   ...   Visiting Family
Sammi Yorn   ...   Visiting Family
William Crowe   ...   Zoo Kid
Curtis Crowe   ...   Zoo Kid
Johnny Cicco   ...   Zoo Staff
Alexia Barroso   ...   Zoo Staff
Thomas R. Baker   ...   Pilot
David Dustin Kenyon   ...   Pilot
Shannah Barrett   ...   Party Girl
Christie Kittelsen   ...   Zoo Lover
Machelle Glassburn   ...   Zoo Lover
Gabriel Escalante   ...   Segundo
Bart and Tank   ...   Buster the Bear
Crystal   ...   Crystal the Capuchin
Katie   ...   Spar the Tiger
Felix   ...   Solomon the Lion
Ninja   ...   Ronnie the Binturong


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