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

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Geraldine Brophy ...
Gracie
Eddie Campbell ...
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 lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

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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

The iconic photo shown in this film, taken by the "Surgeons" and purportedly showing a monster, was cropped to make the object in it seem big, but the unaltered photo shows a very small object in the middle of Loch Ness. If it's not simply a toy submarine with a "head" attached (as one of the original presenters allegedly "confessed" in the 1970s), then it could also be the forehead and trunk of a local circus elephant taking a swim in the lake when the circus was not performing. 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 »

Connections

Spoofs Free Willy (1993) 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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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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