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The Thirteenth Year (1999)

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A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

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Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Jenny Arata (story), Robert L. Baird (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chez Starbuck ... Cody Griffin
Justin Jon Ross Justin Jon Ross ... Jess Wheatley
Courtnee Draper ... Sam
Brent Briscoe ... Big John Wheatley
Tim Redwine Tim Redwine ... Sean Marshall
Dave Coulier ... Whit Griffin
Lisa Stahl ... Sharon Griffin (as Lisa Stahl Sullivan)
Brian Haley ... Coach
Karen Maruyama ... Mrs. Nelson
Regan Burns ... Joe
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Hal
Richard Tanner ... Doctor Schwartz
Cameron Curtis Cameron Curtis ... Todd
Craig Hauer Craig Hauer ... Zach
Sarah Elizabeth Combs Sarah Elizabeth Combs ... Heather
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Storyline

When Cody Griffin turns 13, things are going good. He is a star swimmer, he is getting interest from a girl named Sam, and he has a supportive family. Then he discovers that he may be turning into a fish. He also discovers who his true friends are. Written by Critic3

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Taglines:

Cody's Not Just Growing Up... He's Growing Fins!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 13th Year See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jess gives Cody a copy of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Justin Jon Ross appeared in Crayola Kids Adventures: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Jess's dad is chasing and gaining on the mermaid, the camera shows her head above the water and her back facing the boat, moving away from him. In the very next shot, less than a second later, she's suddenly on her back and not moving, smiling up at him. See more »

Quotes

Jess Wheatley: I finally get a friend and he turns into a fish. Typical.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I absolutely loved this movie
18 March 2003 | by misty_kittySee all my reviews

I first saw this movie on Family, and loved it. It is a wonderful work of Disney. The first time I saw it, (and the second and third times), I cried at the end. It was just one of those movies that I couldn't help but like. I've always been checking the movie listings waiting for it to come on again. I think it is a very good movie, and nothing can change my opinion.


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