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Eye of the Dolphin (2006)

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

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Cast

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Daniel
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Tamika
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Rudy Levarity ...
Coakley
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Elizabeth
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,924, 26 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,904, 18 November 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Followed by Beneath the Blue (2010) 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 film for Teens and Tweens
23 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I took my 5 year old son to a festival screening of EYE OF THE DOLPHIN expecting a "family film", but it actually turned out to have a lot more substance than I expected. My son was captivated by the beauty and the dolphins, but I think (especially since now I know the MPAA rating is PG13) the film aims for a slightly more mature audience. I could see this film being great for teens and tweens.

Performances in the film were pretty good. I mean how can you go wrong with an Oscar nominee (Katherine Ross) teaming with veteran actors like Jane Lynch, George Harris, and Adrian Dunbar. On top of that the young actress that played Alyssa did an excellent job as the troubled teen turned good and I'm sure that she is going to be very successful.

Overall my family enjoyed the film. I'd mostly recommend the film for parents to take their tweens and teens to (it might go over the heads of little kids).


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