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A Whale of a Tale (1976)

Young Joey wants to be an animal trainer so badly that he sneaks into off-limits areas of Marineland.



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Young Joey wants to be an animal trainer so badly that he sneaks into off-limits areas of Marineland.

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February 1977 (USA)  »

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Joey and the Whale  »

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Filmed circa 1971 but not released until 1977. See more »

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2 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out. In a western Michigan small town--I got the impression even then (as a teen) that it was being marketed primarily to "hicksville" theatres, like concurrent Sunn Classic and Benji movies (only more so). I can still visualize the fin-splashing poster. Yet I remember absolutely nothing about the movie itself. Which should tell you a lot, cuz I remember at least something from practically every other movie I saw back then. It must have been cheap/innocuous/generic beyond the pale. I didn't even remember that any famous actors (Shatner etc.) were in it--I thought it was all unknowns. Of all movies from back then I'd like to see again, at least in excerpt...this is one I figure I'm just fine losing all memory of, for keeps. Yep, even more than mid-70s ultra- obscuranties like "The Wonder of It All," "Echoes of a Summer" and "The Teasers Go to Paris," to mention a few.

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