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The Thirteenth Year (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  15 May 1999 (USA)
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A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

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Cody Griffin
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Jess Wheatley
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Sam
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Big John Wheatley
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Sean Marshall
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Whit Griffin
Lisa Stahl ...
Sharon Griffin (as Lisa Stahl Sullivan)
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Coach
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Hal
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Doctor Schwartz
Cameron Curtis ...
Todd
Craig Hauer ...
Zach
Sarah Elizabeth Combs ...
Heather
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Storyline

When Cody Griffin turns 13, things are going good. He is a star swimmer, he is getting interest from a girl named Sam, and he has a supportive family. Then he discovers that he may be turning into a fish. He also discovers who his true friends are. Written by Critic3

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Cody's Not Just Growing Up... He's Growing Fins!

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Kristen Stewart appeared as an uncredited extra (girl in the fountain line) and _The Thirteenth Year (1999)_ is her first IMDb credit. Her mother, Jules Stewart, was the script supervisor for the TV movie. See more »

Goofs

Electricity won't "jumpstart" a heart but rather stop it. It will do absolutely nothing for someone without a pulse. See more »

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Big John Wheatley: You know, if I didn't know better, I'd swear this fish was half-human.
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3 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Thirteenth Year is a very entertaining Disney Channel movie. It is definitely not of one of Disney Channel's best, but it's OK. One thing that was a negative was the acting and dialog. I know this is a Disney movie, but the acting is very unbelievable at times, especially by the main character, Cody. The chemistry between the mermaid mother and Cody also felt kind of awkward. The dialog is also cheesy at time, but this is expected. But on the good side the makeup of the mermaid was very nice though and was a big plus. The story is entertaining and sure to keep you interested. and overall the good outweighs the bad. The Thirteenth Year isn't amazing but a really entertaining flick. Enjoy.


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