18 October 2000 | SanDiego
A boy and his (sea) dog.
Ivan Tors ("Flipper," "Sea Hunt," "Gentle Ben," "Clarence the Crosseyed Lion," "Zebra in the Kitchen") strikes again with a winning combination of scuba diving and animal high jinx. Sure it's low budget (that's part of its charm) but this slice of how we WISHED our childhood lives were makes for great family entertainment. Clint Howard (Ron Howard's brother and star of Ivan Tors'"Gentle Ben") plays a boy who is coming to terms with the death of his parents as he and his adult brother strive to make a new life for themselves. Salty is a mischief making sea lion that occupies most of the boy's spare time. The film was shot on location in Tors' territory: Florida.