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Magic in the Water (1995)

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 »

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The boat disappears and reappears on the dock. See more »

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Phillip, Patient #4: I don't believe in monsters because monsters don't exist, it did not inhabit my body, I did not become a fish!
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Orky as Himself [Orky is the sea monster] See more »


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Do You believe In Magic
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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magical
27 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a feel-good film which is funny as well as moving.

Mark Harmon, a radio psychologist takes his children on holiday to British Columbia. The scenery is stunning throughout. The child actors actually seemed like nice kids unlike most child actors these days. Mark Harmon copes with changing personalities very well. The children are excellent.

The whole film though predictable from the start,made me smile and laugh. It's a good way to unwind at the end of the day. It was worth watching if only for the policewoman on the door step! And Orky of course, in his various forms!


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