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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
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 ...
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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

Features Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Rhino Records, Inc.
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Free willy with a girl and a seal
25 December 1999 | by jedi_500See all my reviews

A classic cheese sandwich! one more pause for a grin by the little girl and the free willy rip off would have exploded! Admittedly the seal was excellent but the rest was poor. Every time there was a shot of the mother she was in the kitchen it was being slightly stereotypical! The dad hung around the bar for the entire film either that or he was building a bath for the seal. All in all it should be banished back to the library where it came from and left for a weepy Sunday afternoon kids movie.


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