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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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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21 May 2000 (USA)  »

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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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heartwarming family drama, knowing its a true story it re-news your faith in God and fellow-man
26 April 2001 | by (california) – See all my reviews

this movie has a great message,a impressive cast, ellen burstyn, samantha mathis, jodelle ferland( was 4 years old when she made this movie) ellen burstyn and jodelle ferland have both been nominated for best actress in a tv drama at the up-coming emmy awards in new york, peter masterson-director- has been nominated best director tv drama at the emmy awards also. april 1, 2001, jodelle ferland 'Won', best actress in a tv drama, at the young artist awards, in studio city, ca. i can see why they have 3 nominations. mermaid is a true story, during the cridits they have the real family on the set, something you don't see often. you can find mermaid at all blockbuster video stores. do watch it,you'll be glad you did.


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