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Dolphin Tale (2011)

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A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Connick Jr. ... Dr. Clay Haskett
Ashley Judd ... Lorraine Nelson
Nathan Gamble ... Sawyer Nelson
Kris Kristofferson ... Reed Haskett
Cozi Zuehlsdorff ... Hazel Haskett
Morgan Freeman ... Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Austin Stowell ... Kyle Connellan
Frances Sternhagen ... Gloria Forrest
Austin Highsmith ... Phoebe
Betsy Landin ... Kat
Juliana Harkavy ... Rebecca
Megan Lozicki Megan Lozicki ... Brittany
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Max Connellan
Kim Ostrenko ... Alyce Connellan
Michael Roark ... Donovan Peck
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Storyline

A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin's life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delfiini lugu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,152,401, 25 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$72,286,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,404,397
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Radio Control Helicopter used in the Movie is an Align TRex 450 size Helicopter, it is a very aerobatic Helicopter but when is flying inside the building it is all CG See more »

Goofs

The position of the two containers put down by Hazel changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sawyer Nelson: If you don't wear the tail, you're gonna die.
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Connections

Followed by Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

World Gone Crazy
Written by Tom Johnston
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of DooBro Entertainment Corporation & HOR Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Really shows the beauty of Winter!
22 September 2011 | by tricia112411See all my reviews

We have been visiting Winter for years. She is very special and this movie certainly captures her amazing spirit. With all the big names in this movie, Winter is a star. This movie was sweet and fun. I am easily bored by kids movies but this one kept me entertained and wanting more. My 10 year old who wears a prosthesis LOVED this movie. Winter has helped her understand she is not alone and Winter's "nothing's going to stop me" attitude is fully displayed.

I was concerned how my 13 year old son would like the movie. It's hard to impress him these days. But he loved it!! He said he can't wait to see it again! Definitely is a movie that is worth seeing in the theater. I also think this movie is totally worth the 3D money! The 3D was REALLY fun!!


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