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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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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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£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

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

Quotes

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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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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Features Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) See more »

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Peppermint Twist
Written by Joey Dee & Henry Glover
Performed by Joey Dee and The Starlighters
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc./EMI Records Limited
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Heart-warming.
12 August 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

It was only when I saw the credits, I then understand it's based on a true story. It made me smile even more.

So I guessed I knew why I saw this few days back for a reason. The trailers had won me over and when I saw the movie itself, it was just so heart-warming. Toni's attachment to Andre is one maybe I can sort of relate to. Sentimental attachment to something where one have feeling for after sometime.

Throw in a bit of drama as well, and one can see how Toni reacts especially to how others who don't really like Andre's sudden popularity in the town.

This is just one of those where the family can all enjoy it together. Sometimes we just need a bit of old-fashioned goodness.

Quite a heart-warming movie.


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