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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
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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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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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Trivia

Shots from original 16mm films of the real Andre appear during the credits. See more »

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The film takes place in Maine, but there are shots where the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Harry Whitney: Billy, we grew up together!
Billy: I didn't like you then either!
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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 In the Doghouse (1998) See more »

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You're My Best Friend
Written by Craig Taubman
Performed by Craig n Co.
Produced by Larry Brown, Spencer Proffer, & Craig Taubman
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
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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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