A family struggles to help the father (Scott Wilson) stop drinking and regain the close ties he once had to his Sons and to his Wife (Katherine Ross). With Love, Faith and music the come together as a family.
Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »
Uptight city accountant Michael Thompson is hired to help a family save their stable before the bank shuts them down. Michael reluctantly agrees, but as he searches for ways to save a family's legacy, he finds something he never expected.
Alyssa is a troubled 14-year old, suspended from school a year after her mother has drowned. Her grandmother Lucy, at wit's end, decides to take Alyssa to her father, James, whom Alyssa thought was dead for years. He studies dolphin communication at Smith's Point, on the Grand Bahama Island. James has not known of Alyssa's existence and is clueless about parenthood. The women arrive at the same time that James may lose his research operation to a tourist attraction. Father, daughter, dolphins, and town are on a collision course. Alyssa and James get encouragement from James's girlfriend and her father. It's the dolphins who can teach, and Alyssa who discovers how to listen.Written by
The Hanky Panky is a real dolphin research vessel. For the film the boat was made to look older than it is and messier than when it is used for research purposes. See more »
When Alyssa is visiting the dolphins in the water along the reef, the water is up to her waist, then it's up to her chest. The water constantly, being up to her waist and her chest keeps changing between shots. See more »
What were you doing in here?
One of the dolphins just jumped up and grabbed my iPod!
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I had absolutely no interest in seeing the film and only did so after I was able to get some promotional tickets. Though the story sells like a coming of age tale, it's much better than that. The beginning is a bit cliché but once the story begins to take hold it becomes a unique and enjoyable film experience.
Carly Schroeder is a fun actress to watch. It will be interesting to watch her acting career develop in the next few years. George Harris and Christine Adams are wonderful and tend to steal the scenes without trying. Jane Lynch is always a welcome addition and adds some class to the whole film.
The story, though obviously geared towards younger girls does not discriminate against age or sex; it's a fun film for anyone.
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