Dolphin Tale - Trailer
Director Charles Martin SmithYear 2011Genre(s) Kids, Family
A young boy named Sawyer is walking along the beach in Clearwater, Florida, when he comes across a dolphin caught in a crab trap. She is brought back to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, a marine rehabilitation centre, where she is named Winter. It is also discovered that the trap has greatly damaged her tail. With no tail, Winter's chances of survival are very slim.
Sawyer and Winter strike up a friendship and it is Sawyer who comes up with the idea of giving the dolphin a prosthetic tail. He enlists the help of prosthetics specialist Dr. Ken McCarthy, who is given the challenging task of developing the tail and the two set about pitching the idea to the marine centre's head vet Dr. Clay Haskett. Along the way, Sawyer befriends Dr. Haskett's daughter, Hazel and her grandfather, Reed, while bringing about an innovative procedure which could not only save Winter's life but bring a new lease of life to those surrounding her too. Dolphin Tale was inspired by a true story.
Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Ray McKinnon, Frances Sternhagen, Marc Macaulay, Richard Libertini, Austin Highsmith and Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith