The true story of how a seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

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Cast

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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
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Ellwyn
Joy Coghill ...
Betsy
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Dan Snow
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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)  »

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$16,819,465 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A sea lion plays Andre. 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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Adult Toni Whitney: By the time Andre was twenty four years old, he could hardly see. But that didn't stop him from completing his final trip.
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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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Lover's Concerto
Written by Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell
Performed by The Toys
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc./EMI Records Limited
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Fine family fare with politically correct plot about a talented seal, Andre
7 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great acting by a beautifully trained seal (how do they do it?) based on a true story. One more animal movie for children and families, but with a twist. The interaction of seal and humans is heart warming. Prepare for a lump in the throat with a happy/sad ending.


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