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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

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
Betsy Landin ... Kat
Juliana Harkavy ... Rebecca
Austin Highsmith ... Phoebe
Tom Nowicki ... Phillip J. Hordern
Charles Martin Smith ... George Hatton
Denis Arndt ... Dennis / Disabled Vet
Carlos Gómez ... Dr. Miguel Arroyo
Bethany Hamilton ... Bethany Hamilton
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This marks the third time Harry Connick Jr. and Kris Kristofferson play father/son roles. Previous pairings are Dolphin Tale (2011) and Angels Sing (2013). See more »

Goofs

The minivan that Sawyer and his family are seen inside in two different scenes has a no smoking logo on the dashboard. This is typical of US rental cars, but almost never seen in personal vehicles. The fact that it is shown being driven by Sawyer's mother on two different days in Sawyer's home town indicates the minivan was supposed to be the family car. See more »

Quotes

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

The opening of the film has no credits but the title. The title is shown on a beach and disappears when a wave comes as if it is being washed away. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.36 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Too Much
Written by Ryan Ogren, Nicholas Bailey, Aaron Aguilar
Performed by The Blueprint
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User Reviews

 
A cute movie, But Form Your Own Opinions.
11 September 2014 | by OrcalinkinparkSee all my reviews

Unlike the review below, I actually seen the movie, the movies is full of some amazing, but long underwater scenes, and some suspenseful moments. The movie does promote they true meaning of rescue rehabilitate and release, especially when morals con into play, when it comes to Winter's fate and a Dolphin Named Mandy. Many times throughout the movies it is said that these animals are "Wild animals" as well as when Asked if it was possible would Clay release winter. his response is one he puts into perspective from when he started the hospital. Just like in dolphins tale, before the credits role and after the ending, they show the actual stories of Mandy's release and Hope's rescue.

It does not promote captivity, but it does bring a reality of what happens when a companion animal is needed for an unreleasable one, either they're paired up or moved to a park which can provide one. Unlike the previous reviewer, I believe ALL SHOULD FORM THEIR OWN OPINIONS. You should go to the movie if you like and bring your kids I'm sure they would love to see the movie as well. MAKE YOUR OWN OPINIONS Don't GIVE INTO THOSE WHO ARE SADLY MISINFORMED.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolphin Tale 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, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$42,024,533

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,824,533
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1.85 : 1
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