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Eye of the Dolphin (2006)

 -  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

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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dolphin | town | tourist | research | island | See more »

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

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blue 14  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$71,904 (USA) (16 November 2007)
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1.85 : 1
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The dolphins in the film are all Common (or Atlantic) Bottlenose Dolphins. See more »

Goofs

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]
Alyssa: Losing mom was bad enough, but finding out my consolation prize is you is proof positive that god hates me.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The One Who Knows
Written and Performed by Dar Williams
Music Publisher: Burning Tree Music (ASCAP)
Used with the Permission of Razor and Tie Music
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Great family Film!
17 March 2007 | by (South Florida) – See all my reviews

Saw this film at a film festival.. I liked it a lot. Carly did a great job as the kid lead in the film. All the characters did their roles very well. I know Dolphins are very smart, but it must have been difficult to get three dolphins to perform in co-ordination the way they did. Story line has a good moral message, and the Dolphins and the kid are heroes in the end. This is just the kind of film I like to take my grandkids to see. The photography of the blue Bahama waters and the dolphins was first class. Makes you want to go there and lay on the beach. It was great to see Catherine Ross in a film again... although not a big part, she handled it like a pro. I give this one a 9.


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