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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

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Justin Jon Ross ...
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Sam
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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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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15 May 1999 (USA)  »

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The 13th Year  »

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Trivia

Jess gives Cody a copy of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Justin Jon Ross appeared in Crayola Kids Adventures: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997). 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

Jess Wheatley: Nerds don't have really friends; we just have hobbies.
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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

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Interesting
30 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

hahaha I always find this movie really funny every time I see it, because I used to be in acting class with Chez Starbuck. It however is pretty entertaining for a TV Disney movie. The special effects could have been a little better but go figure. For anyone from Las Vegas who thinks Chez Starbuck looks familiar it's because he lived here for a while. He actually left The Las Vegas Academy mid semester to pursue his acting career.


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