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Splash (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  9 March 1984 (USA)
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A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

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Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet. Written by Rob Hartill

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She was the woman of his dreams... she had large dark eyes, a beautiful smile and a great pair of fins. See more »


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Also Known As:

Splash: Jungfrau am Haken  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$69,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Steve Guttenberg auditioned for the lead but did not get the part. However, Ron Howard did give him a role in his next picture, Cocoon (1985). See more »

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Joe Cirillo is credited as playing "Sergeant Munson", but his name badge in the movie reads "Edwards". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary Bauer: [catches Freddie looking up women's skirts] Freddie!
Young Freddie: I dropped something.
Mary Bauer: Ralph, talk to him.
[Ralph smacks Freddie upside the head]
Mary Bauer: Listen to your father. Come on, from over there we can see Cape Cod.
Ralph Bauer: We were just on Cape Cod. We could have stayed there, I would have saved twelve dollars.
Mary Bauer: Allen, sweetheart, don't you want to see Cape Cod?
[Allen shakes his head]
Mary Bauer: All right, darling, you know where we are if you change your mind.
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Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah swimming and coming to an underwater city. See more »

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Referenced in The Fairly OddParents: Spaced Out/Transparents! (2001) See more »

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Wooly Bully
Written by Domingo Samudio
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
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KIMTA, There IS a Splash 2 !!
2 November 1999 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film brings out the best of three genres: Fantasy, Romance, and Comedy. Brilliantly done in all regards! The User named Kimta noted that she wishes there was a Splash II, but that it would have to be film completely underwater. Well... there is a Splash 2, but it didn't go in that direction! I wish it had, but they used a different cast and a different idea. It is still worth a look, but not near this film is style and class. This film gets a 10!


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