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Andre (1994)

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

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Harry Goodridge (book), Lew Dietz (book) (as Lew Deitz) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Majorino ... Toni Whitney
Chelsea Field ... Thalice Whitney
Shane Meier ... Steve Whitney
Aidan Pendleton Aidan Pendleton ... Paula Whitney
Shirley Broderick Shirley Broderick ... Mrs. McCann
Keith Carradine ... Harry Whitney
Andrea Libman ... Mary May
Keith Szarabajka ... Billy Baker
Joshua Jackson ... Mark Baker
Jay Brazeau ... Griff Armstrong
Bill Dow ... Ellwyn
Joy Coghill ... Betsy
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Dan Snow
Frank C. Turner ... John Miller
Kristian Ayre Kristian Ayre ... Gerald
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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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The greatest adventure is finding your way home


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

André See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,020,760, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$16,820,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,820,893
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 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

Just before the "Johnny Angel" 45 goes flying out the window, the title on the turntable is actually "Pretty Paula". See more »

Quotes

Griff Armstrong: [hears Steve and Paula arguing] Jeez, Harry. I don't know why you're so interested in critters. You got yourself a whole pack of wild ones at home.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in In the Doghouse (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Along Came Jones
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by The Coasters
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
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Fine family fare with politically correct plot about a talented seal, Andre
7 August 1999 | by bettiemSee 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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