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Splash (1984)

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Allen Bauer
... Madison
... Walter Kornbluth
... Freddie Bauer
... Mrs. Stimler
... Mr. Buyrite
... Dr. Ross
... Jerry
... Dr. Zidell
Tony DiBenedetto ... Tim, The Doorman (as Tony Di Benedetto)
... Michaelson
Charles Walker ... Michaelson's Partner
... Claude
... Junior
... Buckwalter
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Storyline

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet. Written by Rob Hartill

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She was the woman of his dreams... she had large dark eyes, a beautiful smile and a great pair of fins. See more »


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Release Date:

9 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Splash: Jungfrau am Haken  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,174,059, 11 March 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,100,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where a television show makes Madison upset, and Allen explains the television show is fictional, and didn't really happen was originally going to set up a joke later on where Madison watches a real life plane crash on the news and laughs. See more »

Goofs

When Madison leaves the apartment in Allens's suit she is wearing a solid black tie. When she arrives at Bloomingdale's she is wearing a black tie with red stripes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary Bauer: [catches Freddie looking up women's skirts] Freddie!
Young Freddie: I dropped something.
Mary Bauer: Ralph, talk to him.
[Ralph smacks Freddie upside the head]
Mary Bauer: Listen to your father. Come on, from over there we can see Cape Cod.
Ralph Bauer: We were just on Cape Cod. We could have stayed there, I would have saved twelve dollars.
Mary Bauer: Allen, sweetheart, don't you want to see Cape Cod?
[Allen shakes his head]
Mary Bauer: All right, darling, you know where we are if you change your mind.
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Crazy Credits

Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah swimming and coming to an underwater city. See more »

Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Love Came For Me
Written by Lee Holdridge and Will Jennings
Performed by Rita Coolidge
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Lovely romantic fish-out-of-water comedy
22 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

SPLASH (1984) **** Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Shecky Greene. Excellent fantasy comedy directed by Ron Howard about produce salesman Hanks who, unbeknownst to him, falls in love with a mermaid (innocently played nicely by Hannah) in Manhattan and asking the immortal question: Is love blind? Superb support ably handled by Candy as Hanks' would-be swinging bachelor brother and Levy as a mad-as-a-hatter obsessed marine biologist intent on exposing Madison (named after the avenue). Best bits: Hanks' opening soliloquy about him not finding love in a bar and Hannah's gift of love: a water fountain.


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