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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chez Starbuck ...
Cody Griffin
Justin Jon Ross ...
Jess Wheatley
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Sam
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Big John Wheatley
Tim Redwine ...
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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Mrs. Nelson
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Joe
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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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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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mermaid | birthday | ferry | shoe | loyalty | See more »

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

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Comedy | Fantasy

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The Thirteenth Year  »

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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 »

Quotes

Jess Wheatley: [of the growth on Cody's hand] I've never seen anything like that before. Well, I *have*... but on frogs and lizards and stuff.
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Another Fish Tale
7 March 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

For reasons not entirely clear, a beautiful mermaid leaves her baby son with a goofy boater; happily, a nice couple picks him up instead. In this story, mermaids get fishy when they reach that certain age. Thirteen years later, the baby boy grows into typical teenager Chez Starbuck (as Cody). He takes an advanced swim class (the team looks high school), competes with Tim Redwine (as Sean), and gets a birthday kiss from Courtnee Draper (as Sam). Then, young Starbuck's palms get sticky. He makes friends with lonely nerd Justin Jon Ross (as Jess), who helps him in biology; in return, Starbuck promises he will teach young Ross to swim. Then, Starbuck's hands sprout scales... Cute.

**** The Thirteenth Year (5/15/99) Duwayne Dunham ~ Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Tim Redwine


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