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The Water Horse (2007)

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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director:

Jay Russell

Writers:

Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay), Dick King-Smith (book)
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Allpress ... Jock McGowan
Geraldine Brophy ... Gracie
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ... Hughie (as Edward Campbell)
Ben Chaplin ... Lewis Mowbray
Peter Corrigan Peter Corrigan ... Jimmy's Buddy #1
Brian Cox ... Old Angus
Carl Dixon Carl Dixon ... Gunner Corbin
Alex Etel ... Angus MacMorrow
Nathan Christopher Haase ... Male Tourist
Craig Hall ... Charlie MacMorrow
Ian Harcourt Ian Harcourt ... Jimmy McGarry
Rex Hurst Rex Hurst ... Jimmy's Buddy #2
William Johnson William Johnson ... Clyde
Megan Katherine Megan Katherine ... Female Tourist
Elliot Lawless Elliot Lawless ... Beach Kid
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Storyline

A boy finds an interesting egg. His curiosity leads him to protect it and want to figure out what will come out of it. He didn't realize that it would turn into something magical. The boy and the Water horse grow a strong relationship together in this wonderful story. Written by kcquail

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Every big secret starts small. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

New Zealand | UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi mascota es un monstruo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£760,340 (United Kingdom), 10 February 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,385,644, 23 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,412,817, 10 February 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,636,188, 18 May 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) was supposed to be released in Christmas 2007, but when The Water Horse was announced to have that release date, Narnia was pushed back six months. See more »

Goofs

The film portrays Loch Ness as having direct access to the sea (so much so that anti- submarine nets are necessary). In truth it is 10 miles from the sea along the River Ness in the north, and around 30 miles along the Caledonian Canal to the south. Along that length there are 29 locks which would also prevent submarines (or sea monsters) travelling from the sea into the loch. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Female Tourist: What is that?
Male Tourist: It's a famous picture of the monster. But it's fake.
Female Tourist: How do you know it's fake? It looks real.
Old Angus: Oh, it's fake alright.
Male Tourist: Of course it's fake. Everyone knows that.
Old Angus: We'd know, son. There's more to that photo than meets the eye.
Male Tourist: Oh ho, really.
Old Angus: Well, if you'd like to know the real truth.
Female Tourist: Yeah, I wanna know. Come on, it'll be fun.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the loving memory of Tristan Lascoumes 1996-2007 See more »

Connections

Spoofs Free Willy (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic
Written by Tim Myers and David James Lichens (as David Lichens)
Performed by Tim Myers
Courtesy of Zync Music Inc.
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A good time for the family
17 December 2007 | by todd-340See all my reviews

Just got back from an advanced screening of this movie and I really liked it - it isn't phenomenal or overly brilliant - but what it is is very charming and a good time for the family or couple or anyone looking for a feel good movie. The acting is well-done by the entire the "creature" is cute and believable with enough "awwwwwwww" moments, but not too much to become redundant. I read about the legend of Loch Ness when I was about 6 years old and imagined and fantasized how awesome it would be to see and witness something like that - this is probably as close as I will ever come - so in essence, I've waited 30 years for this movie - and my family and I enjoyed it very much.


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