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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There's an uncredited appearance by Kristen Stewart (in her first role) as a girl in the fountain line. Her mother, Jules Stewart, was the script supervisor for the TV movie. 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 Dungeons & Dragons (1983) See more »

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Good for mermaid fans not seeking porn
17 March 2003 | by Katie_B88See all my reviews

A friend sent me this movie because we both like mermaids. I thought it would suck, but I loved it! If there are any mermaid fans out there, you know how hard it can be to find mermaid videos without any porn. This is a great movie for teens especially who have an interest in movies. Plus the guy who plays Cody is kind of cute!!! Also if you've ever watched Full House you will reconize the father. Its Joey and he is really good in it. Now mind you, hes not as funny as when he was on Full House, but hes still pretty good.


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