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Magic in the Water (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  30 August 1995 (USA)
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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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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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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 »

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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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Great Movie and a very Happy Memory
1 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One evening in 1995 I was bowling with some friends. The DJ announced that there was a red head-pin being shifted around to all of the lanes.

When the red head-pin comes to your lane and you bowl a strike, then you win something. As luck would have it, the red head-pin came my way and I bowled the perfect strike.

The prize was two movie tickets for a sneak showing of Magic in TheWater. I was in for such a treat and didn't even know it yet. The movie itself was great, it really brings out the kid in all of us. It's just good clean fun for the whole family.

Then there was an unexpected twist. Just as the end credits started rolling, two figures emerged on the stage just in front of the screen. Rick Stevenson and Sarah Wayne introduced themselves to everyone and hung out for a while afterward at the theater. That was really fun, My Mom got to talking to Sarah's mom and Sarah and I got to talking. It was really a fun experience and one that I'll never forget. By the way Sarah, thanks for the Oreos!

Rick Stevenson was great too, he did a good job of putting together a movie on a less than Steven Spielberg-sized budget. He also seemed to really enjoy making movies. I still to this day own an autographed movie poster (Autographed by Rick & Sarah). Thanks to both of you for the opportunity and for a really great memory. I give this one 11 on a scale of 1-10.


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