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Mermaid (2000)

TV-G | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 21 May 2000
Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply.


Peter Masterson


Todd Robinson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Trish
Samantha Mathis ... Rhonda
Jodelle Ferland ... Desi
David Kaye ... Wade
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Steve
Tom Heaton ... Quaid
Blu Mankuma ... Caretaker
Joshua Peace ... Ken (as Josh Peace)
Chilton Crane ... Donna
Julia Higgs Julia Higgs ... Amanda
Mecca Menard Mecca Menard ... Hailey
Beverley Elliott ... Karen (as Beverley Elliot)
Brad Mann ... Bill
Todd Mann ... Skip
Rondel Reynoldson ... Beautician


Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Place Where Dreams Happen


Drama | Family








Release Date:

21 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kis hableány See more »

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although based on a true story, this film takes several liberties from the actual event. The most notable is the fact that, in real life, the image on the balloon was of none other than Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989). See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits are run over video of the real-life family as they meet the cast. See more »


Love Songs Make Me Blue
Performed by Gloria Kaye
Words by Pamela Phillips Oland
Music by Peter Rodgers Melnick
© 2000 by Peter Rodgers Melnick and Pamela Phillips Oland
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Brilliant Movie really worth watching
20 April 2007 | by jakrobsonSee all my reviews

What a lovely heart warming television movie. The story tells of a little five year old girl who has lost her daddy and finds it impossible to cope. Her mother is also very distressed ..only a miracle can alleviate their unhappiness.Which all viewers hope will materialise. Samantha Mathis is brilliant as the little girl's mum ,as she was as the nanny in" Jack and Sarah",worth watching if you like both Samantha Mathis and happy; year tear jerking movies! Ellen Burstyn is, as, always a delightful grandmother in this tender and magnificently acted movie. Jodelle Ferland (the little five year old) is charming and a most convincing young actress. The film is based on a true story which makes it so touching."Mermaid" is a tribute to the milk of human kindness which is clearly illustrated and clearly is still all around us in this difficult world we live in. "Mermaid" gives us all hope ,by realising that there a lot of lovely people in the world with lot's of love to give. James Robson Glasgow Scotland U.K.

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