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.
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The greatest adventure is finding your way home
17 August 1994 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,020,760,
21 August 1994
Gross USA: $16,820,893
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $16,820,893
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?
Andre was a harbor seal, and was portrayed in the movie by a sea lion. The father trained him even though he had no experience as an animal trainer and found Andre to be very intelligent and easy to train. See more
Andre the seal was played by a sea lion but it was acting, and playing the part of a seal for the movie - it's a Hollywood thing. See more
Adult Toni Whitney
[voice over narration
Many years ago, a seal named Andre made his first historic swim home and his life became legend. Every winter he lived the life of a gentlemen at the country aquarium. Every Spring my Dad set him free, and every time Andre made the two hundred and fifty mile journey home to spend the Summer with us, his family. By the time Andre was twenty four years old, he could hardly see. But that didn't stop him from completing his final trip. In all the journeys since my ...
Home movies of the real Andre are shown while the credits are rolling. They are intercut with key scenes from the film. See more
This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus
& Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc. See more