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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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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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This marks the third picture that Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman have worked on together, following Kiss the Girls (1997). and High Crimes (2002). See more »

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Sawyer is wearing a short sleeve blue t-shirt when he jumps into the water after the relay race at the end of the movie. Once underwater, the shirt has long black sleeves. This indicates a passage of time. 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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Spoofed in Mad: DolPhineas and Ferb Tale/VICTORious (2012) See more »

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What a treat!
24 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What a treat! I attended an Advance Screening of DOLPHIN TALE in RealD 3D in Ottawa on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00am at Empire 7 Theatre. This is a movie for "Everyone of All Ages", not just kids. I would dare to suggest that Parents should not drop off the kids to see this film but share this movie with your children. It is a very enjoyable, uplifting and heartwarming film that you will definitely enjoy seeing with your children. Grandparents will also enjoy seeing this film with their grandchildren. It is also a factual and enlightening film based upon a true story and is not "a fantasy film", such a the "Free Willy" type of films. I highly recommend that you put this on your "Must See" list and if you cannot make it to the theatre it will make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. Thank you so very much, Warner Bros. Pictures Canada and Empire Theatres!


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