We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

A True Zoo Story

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Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

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  • Matt Damon

    as Benjamin Mee
  • Scarlett Johansson

    as Kelly Foster
  • Thomas Haden Church

    as Duncan Mee
  • Colin Ford

    as Dylan Mee
  • Maggie Elizabeth Jones

    as Rosie Mee
  • Angus Macfadyen

    as Peter MacCready
  • Elle Fanning

    as Lily Miska
  • Patrick Fugit

    as Robin Jones
  • John Michael Higgins

    as Walter Ferris
  • Stephanie Szostak

    as Katherine Mee
  • Carla Gallo

    as Rhonda
  • Desi Lydic

    as Shea Seger
  • Crystal the Monkey

    as Crystal the Capuchin
  • Dustin Ybarra

    as Nathan
  • Michael Panes

    as Principal
  • J.B. Smoove

    as Mr. Stevens
  • Kym Whitley

    as Cashier
  • Todd Stanton

    as San Diego Vet
  • Lauren Sánchez

    as TV Anchor
  • Peter Riegert

    as Delbert McGinty
  • Roberto Montesinos

    as Hugo Chavez
  • Erick Chavarria

    as Ernesto
  • Sam Fox

    as Alison
  • Ben Seeder

    as Bruce
  • Alice Marie Crowe

    as Parrot Lady
  • Thomas R. Baker

    as Pilot
  • Johnny Cicco

    as Zoo Staff
  • David James Pryce

    as Zoo Patron
  • Hal Alpert

    as Zoo Patron
Crew Rodrigo Prieto Cinematography
Art Clay A. Griffith Production Design
Writing Aline Brosh McKenna Screenplay
Editing Mark Livolsi Editor
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Lynn Scott Costume Design
Writing Cameron Crowe Screenplay
Directing Cameron Crowe Director
Crew Thomas Robinson Harper Stunt Coordinator
Art Wayne Shepherd Set Decoration
Crew Riley Harper Stunts
Crew Christopher Leps Stunt Double