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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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Dr. Clay Haskett
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Lorraine Nelson
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Sawyer Nelson
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Reed Haskett
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Hazel Haskett
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Dr. Cameron McCarthy
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Kyle Connellan
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Gloria Forrest
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Phoebe
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Kat
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Rebecca
Megan Lozicki ...
Brittany
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Max Connellan
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Alyce Connellan
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Donovan Peck
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Fisherman
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Mr. Doyle
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Sandra Sinclair
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Philip J. Hordern
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Coach Vansky
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Board Member Fitch
Jennifer De Castroverde ...
Board Member Marx
Denise Durette ...
Board Member Christina
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Virginia
Laila Harris ...
Little Girl in Wheelchair
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Little Girl's Mother (as Stacy-Ann Rose)
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Veteran Tim
Mike Maki ...
Veteran Mike
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Prosthetic Consultant
Nicholas Turner Martin ...
Bully #1
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Bully #2 (as Carlos Guerrero Jr.)
Paul Amadi ...
Kyle's Friend
Charlotte Connick ...
Hordern Grandchild
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Winter
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Club Patron
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Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
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Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Asiel Gonzalez ...
Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
Johanna R. Griesé ...
Extra (uncredited)
Sara Hart ...
Young GIrl-SWD (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
André Leon ...
Extra (uncredited)
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VA Administrator (uncredited)
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Kyle's Nurse (uncredited)
B.J. Parker ...
Dr. McCarthy's Chiliburger Vendor (uncredited)
Gus Perez ...
Aquarium Tech (uncredited)
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Aquarium Tech (uncredited)
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Swim Jumper (uncredited)
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VA Patient (uncredited)
Catherine Thornton ...
Extra (uncredited)
Donny Tucker ...
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Board Member (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Martin Smith

Written by

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Karen Janszen ... (written by) and
Noam Dromi ... (written by)

Produced by

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Brad Arensman ... associate producer
Yolanda T. Cochran ... co-producer
Noam Dromi ... interactive producer
Robert Engelman ... executive producer
Richard Ingber ... producer
Broderick Johnson ... producer
Andrew A. Kosove ... producer
Keith Melton ... producer: 3D tech
Carl Rogers ... associate producer
Steven P. Wegner ... executive producer
David Yates ... co-producer

Music by

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Mark Isham

Cinematography by

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Karl Walter Lindenlaub ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Harvey Rosenstock

Editorial Department

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Brandon Balin ... assistant editor
Robert Berman ... first assistant editor
Adam Garner ... vfx editor
Michael Hatzer ... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Alan Kennedy ... post production
Owen Korb ... lab technician
Beth Moody ... editorial production assistant
Carl S.G. Moore ... digital intermediate producer
Mark Sahagun ... digital intermediate editor
Adrian Seery ... colorist: HV
Sarah Beth Shapiro ... assistant editor
Damon Silvester ... assistant editor
Mike Sowa ... digital preview timer
John St. Laurent ... data transfer assistant: visual effects
Joe VanDalsem ... key 3d artist
Dan Williams ... digital intermediate color assistant
Park Wyatt ... lab technician
Gilbert Carreras ... co-color timer (uncredited)
Gavin Ebedes ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Michael Corenblith

Art Direction by

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Richard Fojo

Set Decoration by

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Susan Benjamin

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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Deena Adair ... hair stylist: Morgan Freeman
Deborah Brozovich ... additional hair stylist
Nancy Cummings ... makeup artist
Roma Demartino ... hair stylist / key hair stylist
Nancy Hancock ... makeup artist: Morgan Freeman (as Nancy Worthen-Hancock)
Jane Hassinger ... hair department head
Dolores Hernández ... assistant makeup artist (as Dolores Hernandez Djoric)
Ann-Maree Hurley ... additional makeup artist
Erin Koplow ... makeup department head (as Erin Brasfield-Koplow)
Beth Miller ... hair stylist: Ashley Judd
Anne Morgan ... hair stylist: Harry Connick Jr.
Claudia Pascual ... additional makeup artist
Matthew Petty ... hair stylist
Linda Schonning ... hair stylist
Melizah Anguiano Wheat ... hair stylist (as Melizah Anguiano-Schmidt)
Christine Wostak ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jim Bigham ... production manager
Jen Burkley ... production associate (live segments) (as Jennifer Burkley)
Alan Kennedy ... post-production: Arc Productions
Sean McAlear ... assistant production manager
Matthew Voynovich ... associate production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ellen M. Hillers ... additional second assistant director
Krystian Lagowski ... additional second assistant director
Karen Manuel ... second second assistant director
Meaghan F. McLaughlin ... second assistant director
Bob Munroe ... second unit director: Cayman
Philip A. Patterson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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David Alban ... carpenter
R.C. Aradio ... storyboard artist
Carla Bailey ... prop assistant / scenic artist
Joan Bernier ... scenic foreman
Lewis Bowen ... key scenic artist
Orlando A. Castro ... set dresser
Freddy Chaleur ... artistic leadership
Laureen Clarke ... marine administrator
Harold Collins ... construction buyer
Colin Crapser ... carpenter
James P. Crapser ... construction foreman
Peter Damien ... propmaker
Rod England ... set dresser
Stephen I. Erdberg ... buyer
Michael J. Flynn ... greens gangboss
Donald Fulmer ... scenic artist / scenic painter
Forrest 'Gil' Gillespie ... stand-by painter
Daniel J. Gillooly ... greens foreman
Jeff Ginn ... prop illustrator / set designer
James Harris ... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Harris ... construction gang boss
Dean F. Janik ... signwriter
Kale Jessen ... graphics playback operator
Richard E. Kruder ... greensman
John Francis Kupfer ... on set greens
Megan Kristen Lane ... art department coordinator
Robert Loring Jr. ... set dresser
Julian Mercado ... scenic
Hugh D.G. Moody ... assistant art director
Shannon Mullins ... propmaker
Jil Myers ... props production assistant
Matthew S. Naumann ... props
Maria Alejandra Ortiz ... art department coordinator
Gaillyn Pena ... graphic designer
Linda Pilgrim ... scenic
Genessa Goldsmith Proctor ... scenic foreman
Frank A. Raffa Jr. ... lead: set dec / leadman
Jeremy Alan Read ... set dresser
Vivian Russo ... scenic
Herb Silverman ... art department coordinator
Margaret A. Thigpen ... set decoration buyer
Kurt Thoresen ... property master
Joel Venti ... storyboard artist: opening sequence
Paul Vistocco ... scenic artist
Dan Wilkerson ... on set dresser
Jan Wittman ... scenic artist / scenic

Sound Department

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Christopher S. Aud ... sound designer
Michael Babcock ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Keith Bilderbeck ... sound effects editor
Kelly Cabral ... supervising sound editor
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Scott Clements ... sound mixer
David Lee Fein ... foley artist (as David Fein)
Eric Flickinger ... re-recording mix technician
Karyn Foster ... dialogue editor
Ian Herzon ... sound effects editor
Rob Hill ... adr recordist
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Jacob Kemp ... boom operator
Tim LeBlanc ... re-recording mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Aynee Osborn ... dialogue editor
Michael Pisano ... sound utility
Roland N. Thai ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Jeremy S. Brock ... special effects technician
James Carter ... special effects technician
Joe Giles ... mold department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC
Kurt Harris ... special effects technician
Bruce E. Merlin ... special effects foreman
Michael O'Brien ... key sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Gary Pawlowski ... moldmaker: KNB Efx Group
Brian Poor ... animatronics technician: K.N.B EFX Group Inc.
James L. Roberts ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Rehan Abdulovski ... roto artist
Etienne Andlau ... digital compositor
Nohemi Arciniega ... stereoscopic conversion artist
Jason Arrieta ... stereoscopic compositor
Stas Basko ... stereoscopic compositor
Riley Benard ... digital compositor: Arc Productions
Kyle Boylen ... digital compositor
Terry Bradley ... visual effects supervisor: Starz
Jeff Bruneel ... senior compositor
Christopher Buzon ... matchmove artist
Jeong Won Cho ... visual effects: surfacing artist
Phil Dakin ... camera department supervisor: Starz
Stevan Del George ... lead stereo compositor: yU+Co, Hollywood, CA
James Deschenes ... technical director
Ashish Dewan ... lead stereoscopic compositor: STARZ
Alexander Feigin ... visual effects artist
Chris Frame ... rotoscope artist
Jake Fullerton ... lighting and compositing artist
Kristina Gacova ... roto artist
J.P. Giamos ... vfx production manager: STARZ
Lisa Hindle ... visual effects editor
Brian Howald ... stereoscopic compositing lead
Amanda Instone ... visual effects artist
Megumi Kanazawa ... senior stereoscopic compositor
Andrew Kennedy ... rotoscope artist
Cameron Kerr ... digital compositor
Lincoln Kupchak ... visual effects editor: Flash Film Works
Kang Sub Lee ... senior lighting/compositing
Joe Levac ... match move artist
Philip Luk ... technical director
Jennifer Maillet ... stereoscopic conversion artist
Alex Manita ... pipeline technical director
Haydn Masuda ... digital artist
Tony Matthews ... visual effects producer: Starz
Sean McAlear ... assistant production manager
Kevin McBride ... stereoscopic compositor
Iain McLuckie ... rigging
Bahador Mehrpouya ... visual effects artist
Douglas Melville ... visual effects production manager: SPIN VFX
Arthur Mesa ... compositing supervisor: Flash Film Works
Charles Mesa ... rotoscope artist
John P. Mesa ... visual effects co-supervisor: Flash Film Works
William Mesa ... visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works
James Minett ... lighting and compositing artist (as Jamie Minett)
Sean Montgomery ... lighter
Bob Munroe ... visual effects supervisor
Eric Murray ... match move artist
Don Myers ... animation supervisor: Flash Film Works
Jeremy Nelson ... lead compositor: Flash Film Works
Anthony Paterson ... visual effects producer: Rocket Science VFX
Patrick Pautler ... modeling and rigging lead
Zebulon Pike ... lighter/compositor
Joe Raasch ... digital compositor
Rogelio Rodriguez ... match move artist
Mark Rodziewicz ... lighting artist
Kenneth Sales ... digital compositor
Alexandre Scott ... visual effects artist
Jerry Seguin ... digital compositor
Daryl Shail ... matchmove supervisor
Brian A. Smeets ... visual effects artist
Mike Stadnyckyj ... compositor
Paul Stodolny ... lead lighter
Christopher Sunthgolam ... compositor
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration
Matthew Teevan ... visual effects
David Thompson ... digital compositor
Martin Tori ... on-set visual effects supervisor
Tim M. Townsend ... lead compositor: Starz
Dan Trezise ... digital compositor
Damian Upton ... senior systems administrator
Tracey Vaz ... stereoscopic compositor
Matthew Voynovich ... visual effects assistant production manager
Pat Wakefield ... lighting and compositing supervisor
Kym Watts ... lighting td
Andrew Woodhouse ... matte painter
Alphonso Young ... senior matte painter/compositor
Isa Alsup ... stereoscopic compositor: visual effects (uncredited)
John Coats ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sarah Coatts ... visual effects producer: yU+co (uncredited)
Clark Graff ... visual effects supervisor: Stereotech (uncredited)
Kerry Graham ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marco Lee ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ken Stranahan ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ben Tillmann ... lighting and compositing artist (uncredited)
Allan Toellner ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Emily Wallin ... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Jeffrey White ... visual effects producer: Flash Film Works (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ricou Browning Jr. ... stunt coordinator
Richard Cohee ... stunts
Brandon Selts ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dave Boulay ... electrician
Loren Corl ... key grip
Erik Curtis ... underwater camera unit
Joseph B. Dare ... digital image technician: additional
John J. Ellingwood ... 3d rig tech
Richard Falk ... electrician
Jon Baronn Farmer ... still photographer
Sean Fisher ... grip
Sean P. Gilbert ... underwater first assistant camera
Shai Goldenberg ... grip
Marvin Haven ... dolly grip
Bruce Hazen ... electrician
Robert Howie ... digital imaging technician / second unit stereographer
Alex V. Hurley ... vtr operator
Milan Janicin ... key second assistant camera
Kale Jessen ... 3D video engineer
Ross Jones ... rigging key grip
Tommy Klines ... assistant camera
Joe Mast ... dolly grip
David J. McGraw ... 3d digital video engineer
Patrick K. Meng ... best boy rigging grip (as Patrick Meng)
Brian Murray ... lighting technician
Patrick Murray ... gaffer
Ken Palladino ... electrician
Max Penner ... stereographer
Earl Perque ... best boy grip
Robert Petrin ... edge head technician
Humberto Recio ... balloon light tech
Patrick Redmond ... edge head technician / libra head technician
Michael St. Hilaire ... "b" camera operator
Shawn Torge ... dimmer board operator
Joe VanDalsem ... digital lab supervisor
Tessa VanDalsem ... first lab tech
Karli Watland ... lab tech
Gregg M. Wolf ... day player: grip/electrician
Todd Wood ... grip
Marc Wostak ... best boy electric
Peter Zuccarini ... underwater camera operator

Animation Department

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David Baas ... animation director
Brian Foster ... previs
Rob Gennings ... animator
Eric Stinnissen ... animator

Casting Department

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Jennifer Conrader ... extras casting director
Rich Delia ... casting associate
Allison Estrin ... casting associate
Erin Fragetta ... casting assistant
Michael Fredlund ... casting assistant
Melanie Moreno ... extras casting
Adam Richards ... casting assistant
Susan E. Ryan ... casting assistant (as Susan Chaddock)
Patti Wiley ... extras casting
Lori Wyman ... casting: Florida

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Terri de Haan ... key costumer
Kristen Lucio ... key set costumer
Olga Meverden ... tailor/seamstress
Diane Phelps ... costumer
Emma Potter ... assistant costume designer
Julie S. Siegmund ... costume supervisor (as Julia Siegmund)
Cathie Valdovino ... costumer: Morgan Freeman
Emae Villalobos ... set costumer

Location Management

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Cliff Gephart ... location scout
Kris Gray ... location assistant
R. Colette Hailey ... location manager
John C. McWhirter ... location scout
Heidi Meitzler ... location scout
Sherrill Smith ... assistant location manager
Robert W. Sterrett III ... location scout
Andreas Zachai ... location scout

Music Department

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Deva Anderson ... music supervisor
Christine Bergren ... music legal and clearance
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Peter Boyer ... orchestrator
Nicholas Bucknall ... musician: clarinet
Allison Cantor ... music preparation (as Allison Geatches)
Brad Dechter ... supervising orchestrator
Geoff Foster ... score engineer & mixer
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor
Andrew Kinney ... orchestrator
Cindy O'Connor ... composer: additional music
Tyler Parkinson ... music pre-recording engineer
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Curtis Roush ... music editor
Patrick Savage ... musician
James Shearman ... conductor
Linnea Snyder ... music preparation
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Jonathan Williams ... musician: cello
Joe Zimmerman ... music copyist / music preparation

Transportation Department

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Johnny A. Baio ... driver
Jeffrey Byers ... driver
Robert Gaskill ... driver
Erenst B. Gonzalez ... driver
Russell Hewitt ... driver
Juli Kestner ... driver
Scott Morlan ... driver
Eduardo Olmo ... driver
Michael Paccione ... driver
Cecilia Palomino ... transportation dispatcher
Jay Palomino ... transportation coordinator
Bob 'Smitty' Smith ... driver
Willie Snelling ... driver
Rodney Thorpe ... driver

Other crew

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Dax Alvarez ... production secretary
Carla Aucoin ... production coordinator
Tod Raymond Baudais ... CG Software Supervisor
Cayla Brady ... stand-in/photo double: Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Kevin Breen ... office production assistant
Micaela Brown ... assistant: Ms. Cochran
Ricou Browning Jr. ... marine consultant
Justin Browning ... marine unit / water safety
James Burgin ... marine crew
Christian Byrd ... marine boat captain
Andrew Campbell ... set production assistant
Lih Chang ... technical director
Simon Chang ... senior systems administrator
Chad Clark ... post production accountant
Richard Cohee ... stand in/photo double: Mr. Freeman
Rona Cohen ... production assistant
Wendy Cohen ... production resources
Amanda Curley ... assistant: Ms. Judd
Sean Michael Davis ... water safety
Bobbie DeRock ... accounting assistant
Alfredo Diaz ... production assistant intern
Matt Dority ... production assistant
John Eleton ... utility stand in
Allison Ewart ... physical production manager
Sarah Ferguson ... office production assistant
Eric Fiedler ... puppeteer
Elizabeth Fisler ... production assistant intern
David Fulton ... unit publicist
Andrea Gold Robinson ... trainer: pelican (as Andrea Gold)
Nick Grimm ... assistant: Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
Ryan Grosjean ... production assistant intern
Gary Grove ... puppeteer
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond representative
Jacci Herman ... production assistant
David Hickey ... payroll accountant
Jeannette Hill ... Senior VP, Business & Legal Affairs (as Jeannette Hill-Yonis)
Dr. Diane Howard ... interviewer: journalist (as Diane Howard)
Katye Kalivoda ... set production assistant
Ian M. Kemp ... first aid/paramedic / set medic
Krystian Lagowski ... key set production assistant
Lichelli Lazar-Lea ... assistant: Mr. Ingber
Robert Leader ... set production assistant (as Rob Leader)
David Scott Leatherwood ... assistant: Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
A.J. Leavitt ... water safety
Sara Lohman ... assistant: Mr. Wegner
Jana Lundy ... second assistant accountant
John Malakoff ... production travel consultant
Rick Marcena ... first assistant accountant
Heather McKay ... assistant: Mr. Engelman
Melissa Mittereder ... assistant: Mr. Connick, Jr.
Cameron Nord ... production assistant intern
John 'JOC' O'Connell ... assistant: Max Penner: L.A.
Natale Olsen ... production assistant
Roberto Perez Antolin ... marketing executive
Quentin Pierre ... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Jyn Pinson ... assistant production office coordinator
Laura Pinto ... script supervisor
Joshua Rush ... additional voices
Ognjen Sarovic ... set production assistant
Maxi Schlereth ... animal care team
Kristine Schroeder ... teacher
Savannah Scott ... marine crew
Carrie Sharpe ... office production assistant (as Carrie D. Curtis)
Rachel Smith ... water safety
Chris Specht ... production resources
Kelsey Stroop ... assistant: Charles Martin Smith
Tony Suffredini ... trainer: pelican
Jaren Vine ... production controller
Cornell Willis ... set production assistant
Kristin Wollett ... stand-in: Austin Highsmith (as Kristin Thistle)
Alice Wymer ... travel coordinator
Howard Young ... production accountant
Jeff Young ... head of finance and business development: Arc Productions (as Jeff Young)
Garson Yu ... main titles
Glen Yu ... systems administrator
Nicole Ziobro ... production assistant
Kevin Moody ... stand-in/photo double: Nathan Gamble (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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)

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Taglines Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter See more »
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Also Known As
  • Histoire de dauphin (Canada, French title)
  • L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin (France)
  • Mein Freund, der Delfin (Germany)
  • La gran aventura del dofí Winter (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La gran aventura de Winter el delfín (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $37,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $95,404,397

Did You Know?

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Trivia This marks the third out of five movies that Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman have worked on together. The others are Kiss the Girls (1997), High Crimes (2002), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). See more »
Goofs Sawyer is wearing a short sleeve blue t-shirt when he jumps into the water after the relay race at the end of the movie. Once underwater, the shirt has long black sleeves. This indicates a passage of time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Moneyball (2011). See more »
Soundtracks World Gone Crazy See more »
Quotes Hazel Haskett: What does your dad do?
Sawyer Nelson: I don't know. He left like 5 years ago. We don't know where he is. He never calls, never writes.
Hazel Haskett: Oh.
Sawyer Nelson: So what does your mom do?
Hazel Haskett: She died when I was 7. Never calls, never writes.
[smiles]
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