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Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

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The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

Writers:

Charles Martin Smith, Karen Janszen (characters) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Morgan Freeman ... Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Ashley Judd ... Lorraine Nelson
Juliana Harkavy ... Rebecca
Kris Kristofferson ... Reed Haskett
Charles Martin Smith ... George Hatton
Harry Connick Jr. ... Dr. Clay Haskett
Nathan Gamble ... Sawyer Nelson
Austin Stowell ... Kyle Connellan
Cozi Zuehlsdorff ... Hazel Haskett
Austin Highsmith ... Phoebe
Carlos Gómez ... Dr. Aslan
Tamara Austin ... Nurse's Aide
Bethany Hamilton ... Herself
Taylor Blackwell ... Susie
Tom Nowicki ... Phillip J Hordern
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Storyline

It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins' social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium. Written by Warner Bros.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

WINTER's amazing true story... now has HOPE.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official Twitter

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter - El delfín 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,873,397, 12 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,019,483, 12 December 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie did not show otters, which were in the first film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the aquarium personnel are getting ready to receive Hope, it is pouring rain. In the previous and subsequent scenes it is a clear sky and the ground is dry. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Haskett: [seeing Rufus at the window] Great, now he's a bodyguard.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling, Rufus the prank-loving bird makes some noise. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader/Hozier (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Semester at Sea
Composed by Gerald Trottman
Courtesy of ASG Music Group
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sincere sequel
24 December 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) is now famous as a part of the team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium after the rescue of Winter. Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) is back along with her dad Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.) who runs the hospital. Prof Miguel Arroyo (Carlos Gómez) invites Sawyer to 12 weeks on a sailing ship for a special guest student program. Winter is depressed after her surrogate mother dolphin Panama passes away. USDA regulations forbids keeping a dolphin alone. They have rescued a new dolphin named Mandy but Clay is reluctant to pair them together. Inspector George Hughes (Charles Martin Smith) gives him 30 days.

I liked the charm of the first movie and I like that most of the actors return for this one. Although most of the adults with the exception of Harry Connick Jr. are push to the side. The two kids get most of the work. It is very sincere. Rufus the pelican continues to provide a bit of light comedy but this is mostly a downer. They suffer an lost early on and it wallows in it for most of the movie. I'm reluctant to give too many negatives because everybody seems so nice. It's definitely not as compelling as the original but it's nice to see everybody again.


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