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

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Cast

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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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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

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

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[Paula is listening to the song "Johnny Angel" when Steve enters her bedroom]
Steve Whitney: 87.
Paula Whitney: What are you talking about?
Steve Whitney: Eighty-seven!
[Steve opens the bedroom window and takes Paula's record off the spindle]
Paula Whitney: Hey!
Steve Whitney: You played this song 87 times and I can't stand it anymore!
[Steve throws the record out the window like a frisbee; Paula tries to get it back, but she's still wearing her hairdryer]
Paula Whitney: Mom, Steve took my record!
[Paula's record lands in the backyard where Toni, Grief and Harry are chopping wood]
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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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws (2009) See more »

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Peppermint Twist
Written by Joey Dee & Henry Glover
Performed by Joey Dee and The Starliters
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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