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Based on the novel by BABE author Dick King-Smith, THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP is set in Scotland during World War II, and focuses on Angus (Alex Etel), a young boy who discovers an unusual egg at Loch Ness. When the egg hatches to reveal a dinosaur-like creature, Angus finds that he has a unique pet--a mythical "water horse," which he names Crusoe. Complicating matters are Crusoe's fast growth rate and soldiers stationed near the lake, factors that make it very tricky to keep the friendly beastie a secret. <br> <br> A thoroughly likable family film directed by Jay Russell (TUCK EVERLASTING), THE WATER HORSE provides an intriguing spin on the classic boy-and-his-dog tale. While Etel, who won over audiences in MILLIONS, ably carries the movie, he is supported by a topnotch ensemble that includes Emily Watson as his mother, newcomer Priyanka Xi as his sister, and Ben Chaplin as a good-natured handyman. Primarily sharing the screen with Etel, however, is the Loch Ness Monster-in-the-making, which i...
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CastDavid Morrissey
DirectorJay Russell
Release Date:  2007
MPAA Rating:  PG
DVD Release Date:  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (April 08, 2008)
Runtime:  1hr 52min
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review by . April 27, 2008
Pros: Excellent animation and screenwriting, kids will understand this movie.     Cons: The plot is plain and simple.     The Bottom Line: This movie is good for all children and adults alike. You will not be disappointed.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. They have finally figured out a way to show where the Loch Ness monster came from. Unlike the killer whale in the free Willy, we knew where …
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