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The Thirteenth Year (1999)

A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Justin Jon Ross ...
Jess Wheatley
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Sam
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Big John Wheatley
Tim Redwine ...
Sean Marshall
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Whit Griffin
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Sharon Griffin (as Lisa Stahl Sullivan)
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Coach
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Mrs. Nelson
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Joe
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Hal
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Doctor Schwartz
Cameron Curtis ...
Todd
Craig Hauer ...
Zach
Sarah Elizabeth Combs ...
Heather
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Storyline

When Cody Griffin turns 13, things are going good. He is a star swimmer, he is getting interest from a girl named Sam, and he has a supportive family. Then he discovers that he may be turning into a fish. He also discovers who his true friends are. Written by Critic3

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Cody's Not Just Growing Up... He's Growing Fins!


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15 May 1999 (USA)  »

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The 13th Year  »

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Trivia

Coach and Jess both starred in Little Giants, though they did not have any lines together. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Jess's dad is chasing and gaining on the mermaid, the camera shows her head above the water and her back facing the boat, moving away from him. In the very next shot, less than a second later, she's suddenly on her back and not moving, smiling up at him. See more »

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Big John Wheatley: You know, if I didn't know better, I'd swear this fish was half-human.
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References Dungeons & Dragons (1983) See more »

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3 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Thirteenth Year is a very entertaining Disney Channel movie. It is definitely not of one of Disney Channel's best, but it's OK. One thing that was a negative was the acting and dialog. I know this is a Disney movie, but the acting is very unbelievable at times, especially by the main character, Cody. The chemistry between the mermaid mother and Cody also felt kind of awkward. The dialog is also cheesy at time, but this is expected. But on the good side the makeup of the mermaid was very nice though and was a big plus. The story is entertaining and sure to keep you interested. and overall the good outweighs the bad. The Thirteenth Year isn't amazing but a really entertaining flick. Enjoy.


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