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Magic in the Water (1995)

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Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local ... See full summary »

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Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a gimmick to attract tourists after all. In fact, Orky may enable them to get closer to their workaholic dad, and help stop local polluters who are dumping toxic waste into Orky's home. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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In a small town, on a peaceful lake, a mythical creature is about to surface.


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Rated PG for language and moments of peril | See all certifications »

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30 August 1995 (USA)  »

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$2,643,346 (USA)
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Early in the movie Ashley is wearing an over-sized powderkegblue (UCLA) football jersey #7. Mark Harmon was the starting UCLA Quarterback - he wore #7. See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Kipper is showing Joshua and Ashley the totem pole, the camera is pointed down on the characters. As the camera pans lower, a crew member's foot is visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Joshua: I'm supposed to wanna do that sort of thing at my age. It's a teen thing.
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Orky as Himself [Orky is the sea monster] See more »

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Do You believe In Magic
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Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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Children deserve better
10 November 2003 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I seldom worry too much about wasting three dollars, but I will always regret the time and the three dollars I wasted seeing this in a theater years ago.

The actors must have had some major bills to pay to accept their roles in this junk. The story is as hackneyed and cliched as any I have seen anywhere. Children definitely deserve better than this. Even THE MIGHTY KONG was better than this!


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