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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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4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nathan Gamble had his hair dyed from his natural blonde to brown for this film. See more »

Goofs

When the news channel shows Winter, there is footage of the dolphin being lifted into the truck at the beach. At the beginning, when the dolphin was first rescued, there were only the rescuers and the boy, but one of the rescuers did have a camera and was filming the events. See more »

Quotes

Philip J. Hordern: [After looking at Winter's new trainers and training area] I'll fund your whole operation, as long as you run the place, "your way"
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Teen: Buddy (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Yours
Written and Performed by Jason Mraz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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What a treat!
24 September 2011 | by ljthomasljtSee all my reviews

What a treat! I attended an Advance Screening of DOLPHIN TALE in RealD 3D in Ottawa on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00am at Empire 7 Theatre. This is a movie for "Everyone of All Ages", not just kids. I would dare to suggest that Parents should not drop off the kids to see this film but share this movie with your children. It is a very enjoyable, uplifting and heartwarming film that you will definitely enjoy seeing with your children. Grandparents will also enjoy seeing this film with their grandchildren. It is also a factual and enlightening film based upon a true story and is not "a fantasy film", such a the "Free Willy" type of films. I highly recommend that you put this on your "Must See" list and if you cannot make it to the theatre it will make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. Thank you so very much, Warner Bros. Pictures Canada and Empire Theatres!


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