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Mermaid (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  21 May 2000 (USA)
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Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply.

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Trish
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Rhonda
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Desi
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Wade
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Steve
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Quaid
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Ken (as Josh Peace)
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Donna
Julia Higgs ...
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Hailey
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Bill
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Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply.

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A Place Where Dreams Happen

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Drama | Family

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Trivia

Although based on a true story, this film takes several liberties from the actual event. The most notable is the fact that, in real life, the image on the balloon was of none other than Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989). See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits are run over video of the real-life family as they meet the cast. See more »

Soundtracks

Love Songs Make Me Blue
Performed by Gloria Kaye
Words by Pamela Phillips Oland
Music by Peter Rodgers Melnick
© 2000 by Peter Rodgers Melnick and Pamela Phillips Oland
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Touching true story
22 May 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

The only mermaids in the TV-movie are the ones on the balloon and in the book, but the story is based on a real event.

Very loosely modeled on Hans Christian Andersen's original "The Little Mermaid" (not the Disney version), the film depicts in fanciful fashion the attempt of a small girl to communicate with her dead father in heaven by attaching a note to a balloon with a mermaid pictured on it. The balloon is carried on the wind from California to St. Edward's Island in Canada, and the people who find it respond to the girl's message. The cast is well-chosen and the film is touching without being mawkish.

It is pleasant to imagine that mermaids and angels exist in the light beyond death.


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