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

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

Goofs

Early in the movie, which takes place in 1962, the song "A Lover's Concerto" by The Toys can be heard playing on the radio. However, this song was not released until 1965. See more »

Quotes

Griff Armstrong: [hears Steve and Paula arguing] Jeez, Harry. I don't know why you're so interested in critters. You got yourself a whole pack of wild ones at home.
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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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Conducted by Gerhard Scholz
Courtesy of Southern Library of Recorded Music
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Seen once, seen it all!
1 December 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story and from a library book, ANDRE shows viewers the love, triumphs, and companionship animals can bring. It does teach the perfect lesson about wild marine animals, too. A lot of "family" movies express this kind of idea, making this one more of the same like the rest, which was expected for me. They now suffer from a lack of originality and a very simple plot. I also hate the wasteful oldies put into this and I've heard enough of them already! Andre's characterization will charm and delight the young, though. I had a feeling this was going to rip off FREE WILLY at the time of its release. Actually, this is not that kind of movie. Parents and siblings will appreciate this one before the evening supper. Give the kids something else other than cute little old playful animals for a change!


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