• Dolphin Tale (2011)

Dolphin Tale

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2011

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Though she is rescued and transported to Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and the prognosis is dire. What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle. She gets that miracle in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman), and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who find a way to help Winter swim again.

Cast: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Morgan Freeman, Austin Stowell, Frances Sternhagen

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Genres: Children , Adventure , Docudrama

Production Co: Alcon Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Melodramatic, Heartwarming, Growing up, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Even if Dolphin Tale hits every note square on the nose - or maybe because it does - watching it is surprisingly pleasurable. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This true story of a dolphin with a prosthetic tail has been precision engineered for full inspirational, heart-warming value. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Between the earnest boy, his playful mammal, the film from actor-turned-director Charles Martin Smith is a winning family entertainment. show more

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