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Dolphin Tale (2011)

 -  Drama | Family  -  23 September 2011 (USA)
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A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

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A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin's life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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dolphin | boy | tail | trap | prosthetics | See All (44) »

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Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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23 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Winter, O Golfinho  »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,152,401 (USA) (23 September 2011)

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$72,279,690 (USA) (20 January 2012)
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Nathan Gamble had his hair dyed from his natural blonde to brown for this film. See more »

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When the news channel shows Winter, there is footage of the dolphin being lifted into the truck at the beach. At the beginning, when the dolphin was first rescued, there were only the rescuers and the boy, but one of the rescuers did have a camera and was filming the events. See more »

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Hazel Haskett: What does your dad do?
Sawyer Nelson: I don't know. He left like 5 years ago. We don't know where he is. He never calls, never writes.
Hazel Haskett: Oh.
Sawyer Nelson: So what does your mom do?
Hazel Haskett: She died when I was 7. Never calls, never writes.
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: 11-11-11 (2011) See more »

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Excellent movie!
24 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this movie. Such a feel good movie and I love that it's a true story. Winter totally won over my heart. Such a sweet dolphin! I just can't get over how much I loved this movie! My 7 year old also loved it. This movie showed an amazing story of triumph and not giving up. Really relates to those with handicaps. Winter has an amazing, thriving nature to her and shows us how to be compassionate, loving, and caring. I cried tears of joy seeing her overcome her disability and showing others that it can be done. This movie was very well made and focused on her rehab instead of her injury. If you have a love for dolphins this is a must see!


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