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Magic in the Water (1995)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Rick Stevenson (screenplay), Icel Dobell Massey (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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.

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

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English | Dutch

Release Date:

30 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glenorky See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


[Of his elderly uncle]
Joe Pickled Trout: About 3 fries short of a Happy Meal.
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Crazy Credits

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


Do You believe In Magic
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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27 August 2013 | by veronicammartinSee all my reviews

This is a feel-good film which is funny as well as moving.

Mark Harmon, a radio psychologist takes his children on holiday to British Columbia. The scenery is stunning throughout. The child actors actually seemed like nice kids unlike most child actors these days. Mark Harmon copes with changing personalities very well. The children are excellent.

The whole film though predictable from the start,made me smile and laugh. It's a good way to unwind at the end of the day. It was worth watching if only for the policewoman on the door step! And Orky of course, in his various forms!

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