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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 more »

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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)

Gross:

$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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The position of the two containers put down by Hazel changes between shots. 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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What a great film!
10 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Congrat's Charlie Smith, you've done it again. Congrat's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson...and Bob Engelman. I've been a part of a lot of films in our industry, as an actress, a choreographer, a director...and there are only a handful of great films you can point too, that you can watch over and over and over, and it never gets old. Dolphin Tale will be added to that list. From Morgan Freeman to Ashley Judd, all of the actors were phenomenal. The child actor Nathan Gamble pours his little heart into this one, and will become the new it young actor. Harry Connick Jr. is the dad of all dads, and the young actress Cozi Zuehlsdorff will will eventually become a wonderful little actress if she stays away from troublemakers in the industry. There were also a lot of successful actors in the supporting cast that helped make this film one for the ages. like, Frances Sternhagen, Kris Kristofferson, Ray McKinnon, Jim Fitzpatrick, Marc Macauly and Richard Libertini. And last but not least Winter. If you love animals and/or Dolphins..you too will love Dolphin Tale!


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