Loch Ness

Loch Ness

John Henderson (1995)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
There's more than a hint of Local Hero in this feel-good fantasy drama from director John Henderson. The script had been around for a decade before Ted Danson signed up as the scientist sent to the Highlands to disprove the existence of Nessie. Naturally, his investigation is sidetracked by romance and the self-interested schemes of the locals before he, too, becomes convinced by the legend. Although Danson is a touch bland, Joely Richardson turns in a doughty performance as the single mum whose daughter knows a thing or two about "water kelpies".


A cynical American scientist is sent to Scotland to prove the Loch Ness monster does not exist, to the outrage of the locals. However, an innkeeper's nine-year-old daughter makes him wonder if there may be some truth to the legend. Family drama, starring Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm, James Frain, Kirsty Graham and Harris Yulin.

Cast & Crew

Dempsey Ted Danson
Laura Joely Richardson
Water Bailiff Ian Holm
Doctor Mercer Harris Yulin
Adrian Foote James Frain
Gordon Shoals Keith Allen
Andy Maclean Nick Brimble
Isabel Kirsty Graham
Wee Wullie Harry Jones
Doctor Abernathy Philip O'Brien
Director John Henderson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Polygram Filmed Entertainment Available on: Available on video and DVD

Childrens Drama

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