The Water Horse

The Water Horse

Legend of the Deep

DVD - 2008
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Present day Scotland. A tale is told to a couple of American tourists by a kindly gentleman in a pub. Angus is a lonely boy who pines for his father, who is serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. Angus, along with his sister and mother, live on an estate that has been billeted by soldiers in the Scottish Highlands, near Loch Ness. The troop's commander has an eye for mom, is suspicious about a mysterious handyman, Lewis, who is also a war hero, and an absurd contention that the Highlands are the real frontline in the war against Germany. Angus discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Celtic mythology. The creature befriends Angus and will eventually be known as the Loch Ness Monster. Trying to hide the dinosaur-like creature, nicknamed Crusoe, Angus enlists Lewis to transfer it to the lake, where boy and serpent have extraordinary adventures together until human stupidity threatens Crusoe's existence
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: 2-disc special ed
ISBN: 9781424851188
1424851181
Branch Call Number: JDVD Water
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Waterhorse

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booksmile
Feb 03, 2017

Darn animal movies, the animal is always in danger somehow :(

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Janice21383
Jun 18, 2013

As others have said, Free Willy, but with touches of Pan's Labyrinth and Tommy. Watch the fine cast (young Alex Etel, from Millions, is amazing) and special effects, and ignore the lame script with large chunks apparently bitten out of it. EXTRAS: prospective wartime adultery, lightening without thunder. SPOILER: So the dad was dead the whole time. How is this child not in an asylum?

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wendellbailey
Nov 05, 2012

Great movie!!!!! We epiacaly like the part we see Crusoe underwater!

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graziellacomba
Sep 11, 2012

This is the best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only thing that gets me thinking about the movie is that if the loch ness monster is real?????????

Godschild3303 Sep 04, 2012

Is an okay movie...very slow getting started, more of a black and white film in color.
toward the end, more entertaining

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Mahala
Mar 06, 2011

I truly enjoyed this movie, very delightful for the whole family to watch. I'm glad I boworred it. Thank you to the library for getting all these wonderful movies in for us to borrow as well as books, Audiobooks, epub books and many other formats!

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GailRoger
Jan 14, 2011

A pleasant little movie -- sort of "ET lands in Scotland and Frees Willy with the Whale Rider". This was made in (mostly) New Zealand by an American production team with (mostly) English actors (yay, David Morrisey!) with some Scots and New Zealanders thrown in, so I got the impression that somebody was a little confused about the differences between Scots and Irish. The characters kept exclaiming stuff like "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" and "Holy Mackerel" which seemed a bit odd for Presbyterians (presumably) in 1942 to say, and the end titles rolled with Sinead O'Connor crooning away prettily, followed by a very Chieftain-esque instrumental. Maybe I missed something. Still, younger daughter was entranced, and my husband didn't nod off, the highest praise of all. (I still haven't forgiven him for sleeping through The Seventh Seal.)

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bluedragon123
Nov 30, 2009

amazing family film

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GGirl
Aug 12, 2009

Good movie for all ages.
def. a free willy type of movie.

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awake88
Jul 04, 2009

fantasy,two disc

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Present day Scotland. A tale is told to a couple of American tourists by a kindly gentleman in a pub. Angus is a lonely boy who pines for his father, who is serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. Angus, along with his sister and mother, live on an estate that has been billeted by soldiers in...
Bruce Allpress, Eddie Campbell, Ben Chaplin, Peter Corrigan, Brian Cox, Carl Dixon, Alex Etel, Nathan Christopher Haase, Craig Hall, Ian Harcourt, Megan Katherine.
an Ecosse Films production

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