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Eye of the Dolphin (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  24 August 2007 (USA)
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A young girl discovers she can communicate with dolphins.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hawk
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Daniel
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Tamika
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Lucy
Rudy Levarity ...
Coakley
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Joey Jam ...
Decker
Vivica Watkins ...
Cornelia
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Principal McGowan
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Dolphin Tourist (as Alexa Motley)
Robert Keskemety ...
Tourist at Bar (as Bob Keskemety)
Marshall Thompson ...
Tourist at Bar
Jahmaal McIntyre ...
Village Boy
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Shelby
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Storyline

Alyssa is a troubled 14-year old, suspended from school a year after her mother has drowned. Her grandmother Lucy, at wit's end, decides to take Alyssa to her father, James, whom Alyssa thought was dead for years. He studies dolphin communication at Smith's Point, on the Grand Bahama Island. James has not known of Alyssa's existence and is clueless about parenthood. The women arrive at the same time that James may lose his research operation to a tourist attraction. Father, daughter, dolphins, and town are on a collision course. Alyssa and James get encouragement from James's girlfriend and her father. It's the dolphins who can teach, and Alyssa who discovers how to listen. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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She found her voice in the ocean... And within herself.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for some substance abuse involving a young teen | See all certifications »

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24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blue 14  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,924 (USA) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$71,904 (USA) (16 November 2007)
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The dolphins in the film are all Common (or Atlantic) Bottlenose Dolphins. See more »

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When Alyssa is visiting the dolphins in the water along the reef, the water is up to her waist, then it's up to her chest. The water constantly, being up to her waist and her chest keeps changing between shots. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Hawk: What were you doing in here?
Alyssa: One of the dolphins just jumped up and grabbed my iPod!
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References Hatari! (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Bahama Blue
Written and Performed by Tim Jones
Music Publisher: T.S. Jones Music
Used with the Permission of T.S. Jones Music
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Rather boring

Usually I love films with animals very much, but "Eye of the Dolphin" disappointed me. The acting of the cast is mediocre and not interesting. Somehow I just don't like the guy who plays the father. His personality did not convince that he was a scientist who is passionate about dolphins. The story moves so slow and the whole thing was predictable. The ending is not even believable. The dolphins are cute but somehow it's just nothing different from the way we saw them at the show. The best thing about this movie is the scenery of the beach and its wild life. It makes me want to go visit Bahamas one day.

In conclusion, this is not like a horrible movie or anything. It's just boring and predictable. I watched through the whole thing. I just don't want to watch it again.


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