Zeus and Roxanne (1997)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  24 January 1997 (USA)
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Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dawn McMillan ...
Duchess Tomasello ...
Mrs. Rice
Linda, Claude's Assistant
Phil, Claude's Assistant
Harri James ...
Airline Attendant
Justin Humphrey ...
James Stone ...
Security Guard


Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's owner, Terry, a musician who rides a bike. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ebadta delfin  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,755,382 (USA) (24 January 1997)


$7,183,046 (USA) (21 March 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kathleen Quinlan and Miko Hughes also co-starred as mother (Marilyn Lovell) and son (Jeffrey Lovell) in Apollo 13. See more »


In the scene where Mary Beth opens the hatch in the submersible while she is stuck, the shots from inside the submersible show her hair wet and flat against her head, while the shots from outside the submersible show her hair still curly and dry. See more »


Becky: [about Claude Carver] *HE* should be working with *sharks*!
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Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band)
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Just for Fun & a Good Mood
7 July 2012 | by (Penna) – See all my reviews

There are very few movies that I can heartily recommend to others, but I have no reservations about suggesting "Zeus and Roxanne". If I had grandchildren, I would buy this one for them; we could watch it together without any awkward moments. That alone makes this movie a gem. The characters are pleasant and appear to be normal people who behave respectably. There is no degrading language which so often spoils other movies that I might otherwise have liked to recommend to others. I am not ordinarily an "animal" person, but I do tend to smile where dolphins are concerned. This is probably because they exhibit traits that I would like to see in myself. They present a totally positive image and are therefore a significant part of this good-feeling cinema work. Even the canine in this movie is not annoying, but very appealing. I usually watch mysteries, but "Zeus and Roxanne" is a very pleasant change of entertainment atmosphere. I wish that I had the ability to personally thank all who are responsible for bringing this film into my home today on TV! Since I can't, I'll just ask God to bless each of you in a special way.

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