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Fishtales (2007)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1 May 2008 (USA)
The film takes place on the Greek Island of Spetses, where widowed Greek-History Professor Thomas Bradley is about to lose his research grant studying ancient love spells. He knows he is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Zane ... Dr. Thomas Bradley
Kelly Brook ... Neried
Alki David ... Captain Mavros
Amber Savva ... Serena Bradley
Felix Yanez Felix Yanez ... Dimitri Mavros
Efi Papatheodorou ... Klymeni (as Effi Papatheodorou)
John Nettleton ... Professor Coulter
Terrence Hardiman ... Professor Ratcher
John Quayle ... Professor Whiner
Dorotea Mercuri ... Burning Bride
Natalia Kapodistria ... Trinket Shop Owner
Olivia Grant ... Angela
Vicky Protogeraki ... Niece 1 (as Bicky Protogeraki)
Melina Kyriakopoulou ... Niece 2
Rod Woodruff Rod Woodruff ... Man in Restaurant


The film takes place on the Greek Island of Spetses, where widowed Greek-History Professor Thomas Bradley is about to lose his research grant studying ancient love spells. He knows he is close to a major academic breakthrough and desperately wants to continue his research. Thomas is given one last chance to continue his work on a Greek island, at the home of the supportive Oxford don, Professor Coulter. Joined by his 12 year-old daughter, Serena, Thomas departs to the Greece island looking for the inspiration he needs to finish his thesis. Serena knows that what her father needs most of all is to find love again after the loss of his wife. Initially, Serena tries her hand at matchmaking with the local women on the island, who are less than impressed by the awkward and clumsy Thomas. Very much in tune to the ancient spirits herself, Serena meets Nereid a beautiful mermaid. However, menace is present in the form of the evil Captain Mavros, an island fisherman intent on killing Nereid ... Written by Wikipedia

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hableány a horgon See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The mermaid tail that Kelly Brook and her stunt double, Hannah Stacey, wore for the film were specially moulded to fit each of them and took three and a half months to build. See more »

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weakly made
6 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dr. Thomas Bradley (Billy Zane) is a bumbling Oxford University professor of classical Greece. He is given one more summer to finish his database of ancient Greek. Another professor offers him a villa in Spetses, Greece. He travels there with his 12 year old daughter Serena. Captain Mavros sends him overboard. Thomas can't swim and he's rescued by mermaid Neried (Kelly Brook). Serena is looking for love for his father and asks Neried to translated old writings.

This is sort of like a bad kids movie. It's got sloppy slapstick. Billy Zane is wrong for a bumbling professor but the little girl is perfectly fine. I can't believe this got shown in Cannes. That is the last place to show this. This is a weakly made kids fantasy. It's more straight to video.

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