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Splash

  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • 1984
  • Ron Howard
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

Romantic fantasy comedy starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. A mermaid saves the young Allen Bauer from drowning and, years later, taking on human form, leaves the sea to seek him out in New York.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This charming romantic comedy touched a chord with audiences around the world and propelled its stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, along with director Ron Howard, to Hollywood's front rank. Hannah plays the innocent mermaid who docks on dry land to locate the boy (now the grown-up Hanks) she saved from drowning many years ago. Hanks and Hannah make a pair of charismatic leads, although John Candy (another player on the road to stardom) gets most of the best gags. Howard piles on the good-natured fun and manages to keep soppiness largely at bay. The film was followed four years later by a dismal TV-movie sequel.

Credits

Cast

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Allen BauerTom Hanks
MadisonDaryl Hannah
Walter KornbluthEugene Levy
Freddie BauerJohn Candy
Mrs StimlerDody Goodman
Mr BuyriteShecky Greene
Dr RossRichard B Shull
JerryBobby DiCicco
Dr ZidellHoward Morris
Tim, the doormanTony DiBenedetto
ClaudeDavid Knell
AugieTony Longo
Wedding guestClint Howard

Crew

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DirectorRon Howard

Details

Released on
1984-06-29
Languages
English | Swedish
Guidance
Some swearing. Nudity
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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