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

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George Miller

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Harry Goodridge (book), Lew Dietz (book) (as Lew Deitz) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Majorino ... Toni Whitney
Chelsea Field ... Thalice Whitney
Shane Meier ... Steve Whitney
Aidan Pendleton 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
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Storyline

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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

André See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,819,465
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shots from original 16mm films of the real Andre appear during the credits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Toni: What do you think went wrong with him and her?
Harry Whitney: Maybe him and her ain't a him and her.
Toni: [shocked] I put the dress on the wrong one?
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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 »


Soundtracks

Washington Post March
Written by John Philip Sousa
Conducted by Gerhard Scholz
Courtesy of Southern Library of Recorded Music
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One for animal lovers
26 August 2003 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

Andre is a seal , adopted by the family of Harry Whitley the local harbourmaster (Keith Carradine),and a particular favourite of his tomboy 7 year old daughter,Toni (played by Tina Majorina).Seal and child become inseparable but trouble is brewing when the local fishermen blame the animal for damaging their nets ,thus putting their livelihood in jeopardy.They set out to kill him and Toni puts out to sea,in the middle of a raging storm ,to try and save Andre from the fate they have in store for him. Its all very predictable and manipulative not helped by wooden acting and an animal I personally found very resistable .However it will be enjoyed by animal lovers and is suitable for those seeking fare they can watch as a family unit without fear of violence or profanity.

Not my scene but reasonable of its type


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