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Andre (1994)

The true story of how a seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

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Storyline

Toni Whitney and her family adopt a baby sea lion. When it grows and starts getting into mischief, it antagonizes some of the fisherman in the town. One of the fisherman, Billy Baker, is upset with the Whitney's because Toni's father, Harry, was appointed Harbor Master instead of him, partially because of the seal. But when the humorous antics of the sea lion attracts media attention, further squeezing out Mark, and running down his business, he gets even more upset. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Rated PG for teen mischief, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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17 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$16,819,465 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paula suggests naming the baby seal "Marky", after her boyfriend. In real life, Harry Goodridge had found a seal pup a couple of years prior to Andre, and named it Marky. Unfortunately, Marky didn't survive. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in Maine, but there are shots where the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Thalice: Harry, why is there herring in the fridge?
Toni: It's for a friend.
Thalice: A fish eating raspberry blowing friend? Harry Whitney, you KNEW that seal was gonna come back here!
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Crazy Credits

Home movies of the real Andre are shown while the credits are rolling. They are intercut with key scenes from the film. See more »

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Features Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) See more »

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Thanks To You
Written by Julie Gold
Performed by Tyler Collins
Produced by Clif Magness & Spencer Proffer
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Fine family fare with politically correct plot about a talented seal, Andre
7 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great acting by a beautifully trained seal (how do they do it?) based on a true story. One more animal movie for children and families, but with a twist. The interaction of seal and humans is heart warming. Prepare for a lump in the throat with a happy/sad ending.


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