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Ron Howard


Edition 1984
111' - 1983 - Fantasy, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: English, Swedish
Director: Ron Howard Composer: Lee Holdridge With: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.

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Ron Howard


Lee Holdridge


Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy


Bruce Jay Friedman, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Director of Photography

Donald Peterman


Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill


Brian Grazer

More information


English, Swedish

Countries of production

United States of America



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