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Dolphin Tale (2011)

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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Winter, O Golfinho  »

Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$72,279,690 (USA) (20 January 2012)
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Trivia

The dolphin pendent Clay carves for Sawyer, doesn't have a tail, just like Winter. 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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Lorraine Nelson: Sawyer... I don't know what to say
Sawyer Nelson: Please mom, I'll do extra class credit next year, I"ll write a essay, I'll do anything you want
Lorraine Nelson: I believe you... I get... I get this... I mean, it's... it's amazing
[Sawyer pleading to his mom]
Lorraine Nelson: I'll talk to Mr. Doyle
Sawyer Nelson: YES, I love you... Thank you
Lorraine Nelson: You're welcome
[Sawyer runs to Hazel]
Sawyer Nelson: Hazel, she said, "yes"
Hazel Haskett: Yes!
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Everything Happens To Me
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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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