The true story of how a seal 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
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Ellwyn
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Betsy
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Dan Snow
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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)  »

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

Andre was a harbor seal, and was portrayed in the movie by a sea lion. The father trained him even though he had no experience as an animal trainer and found Andre to be very intelligent and easy to train. See more »

Goofs

Just before the "Johnny Angel" 45 goes flying out the window, the title on the turntable is actually "Pretty Paula". 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 »

Connections

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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My Favorite Movie Ever
6 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is probably my favorite movie ever. Its amazing.. i've probably seen it at least 50 times. It's a great movie for the whole family and I promise anyone who sees it will love it. You will want to watch it over and over again, one time is not enough. Three times is really not enough. The story of a seal and the family who takes him in is amazing, all of the details which are added make it even better. All of the characters are interesting. The movie will make you laugh and cry, but you'l'l be smiling all the way through. It makes you want to find a seal of your own, if thats possible. The characters are people you will want to meet, if not for their great personality then for your own amusement. When I have children, I will show them this movie at least as many times as I have seen it. You should watch this movie- it's my absolute favorite and you will definitely love it.


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