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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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Cody Griffin
Justin Jon Ross ...
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Sam
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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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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 »

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Electricity won't "jumpstart" a heart but rather stop it. It will do absolutely nothing for someone without a pulse. See more »

Quotes

Jess Wheatley: I'm just not used to talking to people who have reputations to protect. Come to think of it, I'm, not really used to talking to people, period.
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Very Disappointing for a Disney Movie
15 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems like Disney tossed together a bunch of old scripts and hoped gold would pop out.

I expect better from Disney.

I think many young fans will like this but will feel disappointed when years later the watch the movie the remembered so fondly.

It seems like Disney figured the Disney name would bring enough people in but the movie can not hide the fact no effort was put into it other than some of the makeup effects.I also doubt parents can sit through this the way the can with so many other quality Disney offerings.

I would avoid this movie.

There are so many other Disney movies the whole family can enjoy.

Even a Disney live action movie like THAT DARN CAT holds up better than this

If you want to introduce the kids to excellent Disney fare watch a classic like Dumbo


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