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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.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

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 ... 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The film takes place in Maine, but there are shots where the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Adult Toni Whitney: By the time Andre was twenty four years old, he could hardly see. But that didn't stop him from completing his final trip.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws (2009) See more »

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Green Onions
Written by Al Jackson Jr. (as Al Jackson, Jr.), Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg (as Lewis Steinberg) & Steve Cropper
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (as Booker T. & The MG's)
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
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Seen once, seen it all!
1 December 1998 | by emmSee all my reviews

Based on a true story and from a library book, ANDRE shows viewers the love, triumphs, and companionship animals can bring. It does teach the perfect lesson about wild marine animals, too. A lot of "family" movies express this kind of idea, making this one more of the same like the rest, which was expected for me. They now suffer from a lack of originality and a very simple plot. I also hate the wasteful oldies put into this and I've heard enough of them already! Andre's characterization will charm and delight the young, though. I had a feeling this was going to rip off FREE WILLY at the time of its release. Actually, this is not that kind of movie. Parents and siblings will appreciate this one before the evening supper. Give the kids something else other than cute little old playful animals for a change!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,020,760, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$16,820,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,820,893
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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