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Andre (1994)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  17 August 1994 (USA)
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The true story of how a marine sea lion named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

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Toni Whitney
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Thalice Whitney
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Steve Whitney
Aidan Pendleton ...
Paula Whitney
Shirley Broderick ...
Mrs. McCann
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Harry Whitney
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Mary May
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Billy Baker
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Mark Baker
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Griff Armstrong
Bill Dow ...
Ellwyn
Joy Coghill ...
Betsy
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Dan Snow
Frank C. Turner ...
John Miller
Kristian Ayre ...
Gerald
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Toni Whitney and her family adopt a baby sea lion. When it grows and starts getting into mischief, it antagonizes some of the fisherman in the town. One of the fisherman, Billy Baker, is upset with the Whitney's because Toni's father, Harry, was appointed Harbor Master instead of him, partially because of the seal. But when the humorous antics of the sea lion attracts media attention, further squeezing out Mark, and running down his business, he gets even more upset. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The greatest adventure is finding your way home


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Rated PG for teen mischief, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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17 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andre - den fantastiska sälungen  »

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£1,813,392 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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The "seal" is actually a sea lion, as seals are notoriously difficult to train. See more »

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Toni's braids when she is on the dock looking for Andre. See more »

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Thalice: Harry, why is there herring in the fridge?
Toni: It's for a friend.
Thalice: A fish eating raspberry blowing friend? Harry Whitney, you KNEW that seal was gonna come back here!
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The Good & Bad Of 'Andre'
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

GOOD - What gave this movie appeal and made it a bit different is that a seal is the star. The likable seal, "Andre," (in real life, Tory, the sea lion) has cute face with big brown eyes and likes to stick his tongue out and give everyone "the raspberry." The latter joke is way overdone, but it's okay. The most likable human is the father, played by Keith Carradine. The kids are somewhat spoiled but the little one, the star (Tina Majorino) isn't bad.

THE BAD - Too much typical Hollywood families in which (1) there is a stupid teen romance with a rebellious, pouting female teen; (2) the nasty foe who makes trouble for no apparent reason; (3) the nice-guy husband who gets unfairly blamed or is proved wrong in family affairs (the Liberal mother always winning out).

OVERALL - A little more of the seal and less of the teen girls and other annoying people would have made this a lot better. As it is, one viewing was enough.


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