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The Thirteenth Year (1999)

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

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
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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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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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15 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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

In the beginning, when Jess's dad is chasing and gaining on the mermaid, the camera shows her head above the water and her back facing the boat, moving away from him. In the very next shot, less than a second later, she's suddenly on her back and not moving, smiling up at him. See more »

Quotes

Big John Wheatley: You know, if I didn't know better, I'd swear this fish was half-human.
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References Dungeons & Dragons (1983) See more »

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Do Mermaids Exist????
18 May 1999 | by (Kittanning, Pa, Usa) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie about a boy (Cody) on his 13th birthday, discovers he is slowly turning into a MerMan!. Great casting, Excellent Story & Great special Effects!!! Great for Children and Adults. Featuring the "Full House" comedian Dave Coulier!


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