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Andre (1994)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Gross:

£1,813,392 (UK) (17 March 1995)
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Trivia

The "seal" is actually a sea lion, as seals are notoriously difficult to train. See more »

Goofs

Andre the seal was played by a sea lion but it was acting, and playing the part of a seal for the movie - it's a Hollywood thing. See more »

Quotes

Harry Whitney: [enters the barn while Paula and Mark are smoking] What the hell are you two doing?
Paula Whitney: [as she and Mark hide their cigarettes] Nothing, Dad.
Harry Whitney: Give it here! Give it here!
Paula Whitney: [hands her father the cigarette and he puts it out]
Harry Whitney: That's it, Paula! You're grounded for a week and you get out of here now! I don't want to see you back here ever!
Mark Baker: Look, Mr. Whitney, I'm sorry.
Harry Whitney: You're sorry all right and you're not fit to be around my daughter.
Mark Baker: Oh yeah? Well, my dad says... He says you're not fit to be harbor master...
Harry Whitney:
Mark Baker:
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Crazy Credits

Home movies of the real Andre are shown while the credits are rolling. They are intercut with key scenes from the film. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws (2009) See more »

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Thanks To You
Written by Julie Gold
Performed by Tyler Collins
Produced by Clif Magness & Spencer Proffer
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Very touching movie about a special friendship for all ages that will warm your heart
23 January 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

ANDRE, in my opinion, is a very touching movie about a special friendship for all ages that will warm your heart. I really loved the tricks that Willy did. If I could have, I would have helped hide him myself. The only problem is how I would hide him, though. The score was good, the costumes were perfectly designed, everyone was cast perfectly, and the direction was flawless. In conclusion, I highly recommend this very touching movie about a special friendship for all ages to anyone who hasn't seen it. You're in for a real treat and a good time, so go to the video store, rent it or buy it, kick back with someone close to you, and watch it. I guarantee you you'll thoroughly enjoy it.


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