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The Water Horse (2007)

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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Peter Corrigan ...
Jimmy's Buddy #1
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Carl Dixon ...
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Ian Harcourt ...
Rex Hurst ...
Jimmy's Buddy #2
William Johnson ...
Clyde
Megan Katherine ...
Elliot Lawless ...
Beach Kid
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Storyline

A boy finds an interesting egg. His curiosity leads him to protect it and want to figure out what will come out of it. He didn't realize that it would turn into something magical. The boy and the Water horse grow a strong relationship together in this wonderful story. Written by kcquail

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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:

$2,385,644 (USA) (21 December 2007)

Gross:

$40,412,817 (USA) (8 February 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two actors from King Kong (2005) Geraldine Brophy and William Johnson appear in this film. See more »

Goofs

The famous "Surgeon's Photo" of a monster in Loch Ness, published in newspapers around the world in 1934, plays an important part in this story, where it is claimed to be first created in 1942. 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

Dedicated to the loving memory of Tristan Lascoumes 1996-2007 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.122 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Where You Belong (Theme from The Water Horse)
Produced by Daniel Lanois
Written and Performed by Sinéad O'Connor
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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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