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Andre (1994)

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

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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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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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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 »

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Harry Whitney: What a surprise to see you hear at mealtime.
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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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Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)
Written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Performed by The Cookies
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc./EMI Records Limited
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One for animal lovers
26 August 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Andre is a seal , adopted by the family of Harry Whitley the local harbourmaster (Keith Carradine),and a particular favourite of his tomboy 7 year old daughter,Toni (played by Tina Majorina).Seal and child become inseparable but trouble is brewing when the local fishermen blame the animal for damaging their nets ,thus putting their livelihood in jeopardy.They set out to kill him and Toni puts out to sea,in the middle of a raging storm ,to try and save Andre from the fate they have in store for him. Its all very predictable and manipulative not helped by wooden acting and an animal I personally found very resistable .However it will be enjoyed by animal lovers and is suitable for those seeking fare they can watch as a family unit without fear of violence or profanity.

Not my scene but reasonable of its type


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