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Andre (1994)

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The true story of how a seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.


George Miller


Harry Goodridge (book), Lew Dietz (book) (as Lew Deitz) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Majorino ... Toni Whitney
Chelsea Field ... Thalice Whitney
Shane Meier ... Steve Whitney
Aidan Pendleton ... Paula Whitney
Shirley Broderick Shirley Broderick ... Mrs. McCann
Keith Carradine ... Harry Whitney
Andrea Libman ... Mary May
Keith Szarabajka ... Billy Baker
Joshua Jackson ... Mark Baker
Jay Brazeau ... Griff Armstrong
Bill Dow ... Ellwyn
Joy Coghill ... Betsy
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Dan Snow
Frank C. Turner ... John Miller
Kristian Ayre Kristian Ayre ... Gerald


Toni Whitney and her family adopt a baby sea lion. When it grows and starts getting into mischief, it antagonizes some of the fisherman in the town. One of the fisherman, Billy Baker, is upset with the Whitney's because Toni's father, Harry, was appointed Harbor Master instead of him, partially because of the seal. But when the humorous antics of the sea lion attracts media attention, further squeezing out Mark, and running down his business, he gets even more upset. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The greatest adventure is finding your way home

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for teen mischief, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Jay Brazeau and Shane Meier have co-starred together in voice roles on Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! (1991), G.I. Joe (1990) and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) as well as both having appeared in Mom P.I. (1990), MacGyver (1985) and 21 Jump Street (1987) See more »


Early in the movie, which takes place in 1962, the song "A Lover's Concerto" by The Toys can be heard playing on the radio. However, this song was not released until 1965. See more »


Toni: I know you're sad, you miss your mom. But please don't die, I'll be your best friend forever. And I will always take care of you, I promise. I love you.
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Crazy Credits

Home movies of the real Andre are shown while the credits are rolling. They are intercut with key scenes from the film. See more »


This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed by Morgan Heritage
Produced by Clif Magness, Spencer Proffer, Denroy Morgan & Morgan Heritage
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Beach Ball on the Nose.
10 February 2006 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

A seal befriends a young girl (Tina Majorino) and her family (led by parents Keith Carradine and Chelsea Field) in 1962 Maine in this true story that will be loved by most of the kiddies, but adults will not find much interest. This odd little flick by director George Miller (not the same man known for the "Mad Max" and "Babe" set of series) seems to have little aspirations. It is satisfied with strange and silly situations rather than potentially going a more dramatic route. The screenplay is sophomoric and the actors seem clearly aware of that fact and what we are left with is a seal on the land doing its best to act as dumb as its human co-stars. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Release Date:

17 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andre See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,020,760, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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