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Dolphin Tale (2011)

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A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
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Donovan Peck
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Storyline

A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin's life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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dolphin | boy | tail | trap | prosthetics | See All (44) »

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Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Winter, O Golfinho  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,152,401, 25 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$72,286,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,404,397
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dolphin pendent Clay carves for Sawyer, doesn't have a tail, just like Winter. See more »

Goofs

The position of the two containers put down by Hazel changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sawyer Nelson: If you don't wear the tail, you're gonna die.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Kings Road A
Written by Jens Funke and Josef Peters
Courtesy of APM Music
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User Reviews

Really shows the beauty of Winter!
22 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

We have been visiting Winter for years. She is very special and this movie certainly captures her amazing spirit. With all the big names in this movie, Winter is a star. This movie was sweet and fun. I am easily bored by kids movies but this one kept me entertained and wanting more. My 10 year old who wears a prosthesis LOVED this movie. Winter has helped her understand she is not alone and Winter's "nothing's going to stop me" attitude is fully displayed.

I was concerned how my 13 year old son would like the movie. It's hard to impress him these days. But he loved it!! He said he can't wait to see it again! Definitely is a movie that is worth seeing in the theater. I also think this movie is totally worth the 3D money! The 3D was REALLY fun!!


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