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Dolphin Tale (2011)

 -  Drama | Family  -  23 September 2011 (USA)
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A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

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A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin's life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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dolphin | boy | tail | trap | prosthetics | See more »

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Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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23 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Dolphin Tale  »

Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,152,401 (USA) (23 September 2011)

Gross:

$72,279,690 (USA) (20 January 2012)
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Trivia

Nathan Gamble had his hair dyed from his natural blonde to brown for this film. See more »

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The position of the two containers put down by Hazel changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Haskett: What does your dad do?
Sawyer Nelson: I don't know. He left like 5 years ago. We don't know where he is. He never calls, never writes.
Hazel Haskett: Oh.
Sawyer Nelson: So what does your mom do?
Hazel Haskett: She died when I was 7. Never calls, never writes.
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Really shows the beauty of Winter!
22 September 2011 | by (St. Petersburg, FL) – See all my reviews

We have been visiting Winter for years. She is very special and this movie certainly captures her amazing spirit. With all the big names in this movie, Winter is a star. This movie was sweet and fun. I am easily bored by kids movies but this one kept me entertained and wanting more. My 10 year old who wears a prosthesis LOVED this movie. Winter has helped her understand she is not alone and Winter's "nothing's going to stop me" attitude is fully displayed.

I was concerned how my 13 year old son would like the movie. It's hard to impress him these days. But he loved it!! He said he can't wait to see it again! Definitely is a movie that is worth seeing in the theater. I also think this movie is totally worth the 3D money! The 3D was REALLY fun!!


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