PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.
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 ...
During the final car chase, Allen's BMW weaves around a taxi cab that has stopped in the intersection coming from the side. At the left of the screen you can see that the car also just misses a camera. This is the camera that captures the military truck going around the same cab in the next shot.
Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah swimming and coming to an underwater city.
A scene where Madison meets an elderly, ugly mermaid - the Sea Hag - who warns her of falling in love with a human, was filmed but dropped before the film was released. Short parts of this complex scene can be seen on the DVD.
$6,174,059 (USA) (11 March 1984)