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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

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Beach Kid
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

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Every big secret starts small. See more »


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Rated PG for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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25 December 2007 (USA)  »

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Mi mascota es un monstruo  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£760,340 (UK) (8 February 2008)

Gross:

£4,409,870 (UK) (7 March 2008)
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Trivia

Originally, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) was supposed to be released in Christmas 2007, but when The Water Horse was announced to have that release date, Narnia was pushed back six months. See more »

Goofs

When Angus first takes the egg into the workshop, you can see the door to the workshop is set in a recessed porch and it is cloudy. The next shot, as he enters the workshop, has the sun streaming through the glass in the door. Whilst it is feasible that the sun could have just come out, it would be impossible for it to be streaming through the glass, given the position of the door in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Female Tourist: What is that?
Male Tourist: It's a famous picture of the monster. But it's fake.
Female Tourist: How do you know it's fake? It looks real.
Old Angus: Oh, it's fake alright.
Male Tourist: Of course it's fake. Everyone knows that.
Old Angus: We'd know, son. There's more to that photo than meets the eye.
Male Tourist: Oh ho, really.
Old Angus: Well, if you'd like to know the real truth.
Female Tourist: Yeah, I wanna know. Come on, it'll be fun.
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Crazy Credits

No Sea Monsters were harmed during the making of this film. See more »

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Spoofs Free Willy (1993) See more »

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String Quartet in G Major, K.387, First Movement
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A good time for the family
17 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got back from an advanced screening of this movie and I really liked it - it isn't phenomenal or overly brilliant - but what it is is very charming and a good time for the family or couple or anyone looking for a feel good movie. The acting is well-done by the entire the "creature" is cute and believable with enough "awwwwwwww" moments, but not too much to become redundant. I read about the legend of Loch Ness when I was about 6 years old and imagined and fantasized how awesome it would be to see and witness something like that - this is probably as close as I will ever come - so in essence, I've waited 30 years for this movie - and my family and I enjoyed it very much.


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