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Magic in the Water (1995)

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Two siblings find out about a mythical aquatic monster and try to a save a remote Canadian lake from being used as a dump site for toxic waste.


Rick Stevenson


Rick Stevenson (screenplay), Icel Dobell Massey (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Jack Black
Joshua Jackson ... Joshua Black
Harley Jane Kozak ... Dr. Wanda Bell
Sarah Wayne ... Ashley Black
Willie Nark-Orn Willie Nark-Orn ... Hiro
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... Uncle Kipper (as Frank Sotonoma Salsedo)
Morris Panych ... Mack Miller
Ben Cardinal ... Joe Pickled Trout
Adrien Dorval ... Wright Hardy
Mark Acheson ... Lefty Hardy
Anthony Towe ... Taka
John Procaccino ... Frank
Tom Cavanagh ... Simon, Patient #1
Garrett Bennett ... Christian, Patient #2 (as Gareth Bennett)
Brian T. Finney ... Bug-Eyes, Patient #3


Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a gimmick to attract tourists after all. In fact, Orky may enable them to get closer to their workaholic dad, and help stop local polluters who are dumping toxic waste into Orky's home. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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In a small town, on a peaceful lake, a mythical creature is about to surface.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and moments of peril | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Early in the movie Ashley is wearing an over-sized powderkegblue (UCLA) football jersey #7. Mark Harmon was the starting UCLA Quarterback - he wore #7. See more »


When Uncle Kipper is showing Joshua and Ashley the totem pole, the camera is pointed down on the characters. As the camera pans lower, a crew member's foot is visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »


Ashley Black: [to Okey] Well, I guess I'd better go find a safe place to sleep. Safe from wild animals and high-wire perverts.
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Crazy Credits

Orky as Himself [Orky is the sea monster] See more »


Das Rheingold (Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla)
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
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Children deserve better
10 November 2003 | by DeborahPainter855See all my reviews

I seldom worry too much about wasting three dollars, but I will always regret the time and the three dollars I wasted seeing this in a theater years ago.

The actors must have had some major bills to pay to accept their roles in this junk. The story is as hackneyed and cliched as any I have seen anywhere. Children definitely deserve better than this. Even THE MIGHTY KONG was better than this!

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English | Dutch

Release Date:

30 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic in the Water See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,455,946, 4 September 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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