PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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.
John Candy originally wanted to play Dr. Walter Kornbluth. Ron Howard convinced him to play Freddie instead. Candy then recommended Eugene Levy for the role.
Young Freddie: I dropped something.
Mary Bauer: Ralph, talk to him.
Mary Bauer: Listen to your father. Come on, from over there we can see Cape Cod.
Ralph Bauer: We were just on Cape Cod. We could have stayed there, I would have saved twelve dollars.
Mary Bauer: Allen, sweetheart, don't you want to see ...
Obvious stunt performers in the BMW during the car chase.
Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah swimming and coming to an underwater city.
ABC cut 15 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
$6,174,059 (USA) (11 March 1984)