Splash (1984)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance


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A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.


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19 September 2018 | imseeg
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| How to make love to a fish. Eighties romantic comedy classic which made Tom Hanks world famous overnight.
How to make love to a fish. That would sum up the bizarre story of this sweet and wild comedy featuring fantastic roles by Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah. However ludicrous the story might be, the movie really entices me with its wit and charm. Lovely and funny. Hilarious supporting role by John Candy, one of his best.

The story is really about falling in love with a mermaid, played by Darryl Hannah. She is human out of the water and only becomes a fish in the water. Can fish and human get together and fall in love? Wait and see. Recommended for all ages. This is one heck of a great family film, wich could be enjoyed by young and old.

The true star of this movie is undeniably Tom Hanks. The youthful energy of Tom Hanks just splashes across the screen in this movie. This movie launched his career way back in the eighties. I recently saw an old David Letterman interview with Tom Hanks prior to the release of this movie, boy did they NOT know back then how BIG Tom Hanks and this movie would become.

Hanks in his younger years was an uncontrollable force of comedy and wild antics. Seen it over 10 times by now, for sure. For every Tom Hanks fan this great comedy is a must watch. For anyone else just longing for a hilarious romantic comedy, they dont come much better than this...

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,174,059 11 March 1984

Gross USA:

$69,821,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,821,334

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