Bruno

Overview

Shirley MacLaine makes her feature directorial debut with this offbeat comedy. Bruno Alex D. Linz is an eight-year-old boy attending a Catholic school; he is bright, is a good student, and wants to become an etymologist. He also likes to wear dresses, which causes him plenty of problems -- bullies beat him up on a regular basis, and the school's Mother Superior Kathy Bates thinks that something must be wrong with him. Bruno's mother Angela Stacey Halprin, who tips the scales at 450 pounds, has just lost her ...
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Shirley MacLaine makes her feature directorial debut with this offbeat comedy. Bruno Alex D. Linz is an eight-year-old boy attending a Catholic school; he is bright, is a good student, and wants to become an etymologist. He also likes to wear dresses, which causes him plenty of problems -- bullies beat him up on a regular basis, and the school's Mother Superior Kathy Bates thinks that something must be wrong with him. Bruno's mother Angela Stacey Halprin, who tips the scales at 450 pounds, has just lost her husband Dino Gary Sinise to trampy Donna Marie Joey Lauren Adams. With her pal Dolores Jennifer Tilly giving Angela regular reports on Dino's activities, she's too occupied to worry much about her son. When Bruno is hurt one day while wearing a skirt, he's taken to the hospital; with Angela suffering from a heart attack and Dino refusing to look after him, it falls to his grandmother Helen MacLaine to take care of the boy. But Bruno has finally found a playmate at school who doesn't find him strange -- Shaniqua Kaimi Davael, a young black girl who wants to be a cowgirl. While Bruno was Shirley MacLaine's first attempt at directing a fictional film, it was not her first experience behind the camera; she previously made the Oscar-nominated documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • UPC: 027616860880
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alex D. Linz Bruno
Shirley MacLaine Helen
Gary Sinise Dino Battaglia
Kathy Bates Mother Superior
Kiami Davael Shaniqua
Joey Lauren Adams Donna Marie
Jennifer Tilly Dolores
Brett Butler
Technical Credits
Shirley MacLaine Director
Chris Boardman Score Composer
David Ciminello Producer, Screenwriter
Randy Gerston Musical Direction/Supervision
Dean Hovey Sound/Sound Designer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
David Kirkpatrick Producer
Bonnie Koehler Editor
Natasha Landau Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Leveen Producer
Doug Mankoff Executive Producer
Julia Palau Executive Producer
Burton Rencher Production Designer
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