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

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Gracie
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Hughie (as Edward Campbell)
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Rex Hurst ...
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Clyde
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Elliot Lawless ...
Beach Kid
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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How Do You Keep A Secret This Big? 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)  »

Also Known As:

Mi mascota es un monstruo  »

Box Office

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

Emily Watson later appeared in the similarly titled War Horse (2011). In both movies she plays the mother of the lad who cares for the titular animal. Both are set during a World War - Water Horse during the Second, and War Horse during the First. See more »

Goofs

When the fishermen "catch" Crusoe, the condition of the loch's surface varies between flat to slightly choppy in different shots. 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Free Willy (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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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