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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cody Griffin
Justin Jon Ross ... Jess Wheatley
... Sam
... Big John Wheatley
Tim Redwine ... Sean Marshall
... Whit Griffin
... Sharon Griffin (as Lisa Stahl Sullivan)
... Coach
... Mrs. Nelson
... Joe
... Hal
... Doctor Schwartz
Cameron Curtis ... Todd
Craig Hauer ... Zach
Sarah Elizabeth Combs ... Heather
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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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Cody's Not Just Growing Up... He's Growing Fins!

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15 May 1999 (USA)  »

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The 13th Year  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Jess Wheatley: IF anyone's gonna get beat up here, it's gonna be me, OK? I mean, if you guys start beating each other up, what am I gonna do in between periods? Just not get beat up? How does that fit into my job description?
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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

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A swimmer's delight...
17 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

it's about the little mermaid but as a boy. This is a family show with Dave Coulier from Full House and a beautiful mermaid looking for her son after 13 years. The adopted mother is behind the times and sorta fishy in the brains. This is a movie for those who don't mind being offended about gils and water. This movie is a fair movie but worth watching. I give it a 7/10 stars.


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