More About Dolphin Tale
Inspired by the incredible true story of Winter, a dolphin who was rescued off the Florida coast after her tail became caught in a crab trap, this uplifting family-oriented adventure from director/co-screenwriter Charles Martin Smith details the unique bond between an injured dolphin and a young boy. When Winter loses her tail in a tragic accident, her young friend convinces the locals to build her a prosthetic replacement, inspiring hope and courage in handicapped people across the globe. Nathan Gamble, Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, and Kris Kristofferson star.
Main Cast & Crew
Charles Martin Smith - Director
Harry Connick Jr.
"Led by Connick and Judd, plus the crucially empathetic Gamble and Zuehlsdorff, the cast includes Kris Kristofferson as the seafaring old salt of a grandpa....The acting has a nice, low-pressure vibe." - 09/23/2011 Los Angeles Times
"[An] uplifting heart-warmer....It's a cute story..." -- Grade: B- - 09/30/2011 Entertainment Weekly
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he truly inspiring DOLPHIN TALE is perfect family entertainment....Sincere and beautifully produced on the actual Florida locations of the real event, this is a wonderful movie for kids..." - 09/19/2011 Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "This family flick benefits hugely from its core casting coup: dolphin Winter, whose amputated tail was replaced with a revolutionary prosthesis, plays herself." - 11/01/2011 Total Film
"[T]he three central performances are likeable and strong....The 3D makes good use of the water scenes as dolphins swoop in and out of vision." - 11/01/2011 Sight and Sound