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Dolphin Tale

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Dolphin Tale

Certificate
U Certificate
Title
107 Mins
Released
2011
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Packshot of Dolphin Tale
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2011

Based on a true story. While on a beach young Sawyer discovers Winter, a dolphin caught in a crab trap. The injured animal is taken to a marine hospital and they have to remove its badly injured tail. Without her tail Winter may not survive. But Sawyer doesn't give up hope. He contacts an expert (Morgan Freeman) who creates an amazing mechanical tail. At first Winter can't get used to her new tail. But thanks to the bond she forms with Sawyer, Winter begins to swim again. Suitable for all.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Harry Connick Jr,
  • Ashley Judd,
  • Nathan Gamble,
  • Kris Kristofferson,
  • Cozi Zuehlsdorff,
  • Morgan Freeman,
  • Austin Stowell and
  • Austin Highsmith

Director

  • Charles Martin Smith

Screenwriters

  • Karen Janszen and
  • Noam Dromi

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That dolphin's taken us all somewhere. We can't give up on her.

Did you know?

  • This film is based on the true story of a dolphin that was found entangled in the ropes of a crab trap in Florida in December 2005. A prosthetic tail was designed and fitted at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
  • Winter, the real injured dolphin with the mechanical tail, was used in this film.
  • An animatronic dolphin and CGI effects were also used in this film.
  • Austin Highsmith, who plays Phoebe, spent almost the whole of her time in the water while filming this film. In an interview she said she was happy because she used to be on a swim team. She was also a lifeguard, a pool cleaner and a swim coach.
  • Much of this film was shot on location at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Two outdoor pools were built at the aquarium specifically for this film. After filming was completed the pools remained.

Box Office

U.K.
£2.37 million
U.S.
$70.40 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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