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The Water Horse (2007)

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

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

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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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The Water Horse  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£760,340 (UK) (8 February 2008)

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£4,409,870 (UK) (7 March 2008)
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Trivia

Prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Discovery". See more »

Goofs

When the Hawker Hurricane flies over the Loch, one of the wings is painted black. Originally designed to make the Hurricane easily identifiable by the anti-aircraft gunners, this color scheme was definitively abandoned in 1941, one year before the story is supposed to happen. 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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Dedicated to the loving memory of Tristan Lascoumes 1996-2007 See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #40.11 (2008) See more »

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If I Had a Talking Picture of You
Written by Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as Buddy DeSylva) and Ray Henderson
Performed by Gracie Fields
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Enjoyable family fare
29 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film this afternoon with my partner. I agree with other posters that the opening modern day scene in the pub, setting up the narrator, felt forced and false. Otherwise, what a wonderful film this was! It's a real "coming of age" story of an introverted young boy, missing his dad (off to war) terribly, and the events that help him come out of his shell and begin to interact with others. The CGI water horse was totally convincing, from newborn baby just out of the egg to full-blown adulthood. It really had a personality. The actors were convincing in their roles, too. My partner and I were brought almost to tears, in a good way, by some scenes. The ending, which I will not reveal, brought the tale full circle beautifully. If not for the jarring narrator scenes, I would have rated this film higher than I did.


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