Paws (film)

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Directed by Karl Zwicky
Produced by Rebel Penfold-Russell
Andrena Finlay
Vicki Watson
Written by Harry Cripps
Karl Zwicky
Starring Billy Connolly (voice)
Nathan Cavaleri
Emilie François
Sandy Gore
Heath Ledger
Music by Mario Millo
Cinematography Geoff Burton
Edited by Nicholas Holmes
Distributed by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Release dates
25 September 1997 (1997-09-25) (Australia),
15 February 1998 (1998-02-15) (UK)
Running time
83 minutes
Country Australia / UK
Language English
Box office £137,731 (UK, opening weekend)
A$455,171 (Australia)[1]

Paws is an independent 1997 Australian family film that was released on 25 September 1997[2] in Australia and filmed in Sydney, New South Wales.

The film stars 15-year-old guitarist Nathan Cavaleri who has adventures with PC - a talking Jack Russell Terrier (voiced by comedian Billy Connolly).[2] The dog is computer literate[2]- skills acquired from his former master allowing him to create a computer program that translates his words into English, with Zac subsequently designing a portable version that can be 'concealed' in a bow tie- and the pair must a stop a valuable disk from falling into bad hands.[3]



  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 13 November 2012
  2. ^ a b c Sutherland, Claire (13 September 1997). "Paws in his Career". Herald Sun (Herald and Weekly Times Limited). 
  3. ^ Paatsch, Leigh (18 September 1997). "Wild Time for Kids". Herald Sun (Herald and Weekly Times Limited). 

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