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A Whale of a Tale (1976)

Young Joey wants to be an animal trainer so badly that he sneaks into off-limits areas of Marineland.

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Ewing Miles Brown
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Cast overview:
William Shatner ... Dr. Jack Fredericks
Marty Allen ... Louie
Abby Dalton ... Anne Fields
Scott C. Kolden Scott C. Kolden ... Joey Fields
Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor ... Aunt Meg
Andy Devine ... Captain Andy
Richard Arlen ... Mr. Monahan
Cliff McDonald Cliff McDonald
Don Epperson Don Epperson ... The Guard
Walter O. Miles Walter O. Miles
Joe Ben Di Massa Joe Ben Di Massa
Don Kobaly Don Kobaly
Nicki Rae Nicki Rae
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Young Joey wants to be an animal trainer so badly that he sneaks into off-limits areas of Marineland.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joey and the Whale See more »

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Luckris See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Filmed circa 1971 but not released until 1977. See more »

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Tax Scheme
18 December 2006 | by bkstruhlSee all my reviews

This movie was a tax scheme. Investors were told they could write off more than 100% of what they invested in the movie. This is, of course, impossible. The investors had to reimburse the government. I think "Lucky" went to the federal pen. Not surprisingly this movie is terrible. It bored me out of my skull when I saw it as a kid. Anyone who claims it is a good movie is out of their mind. William Shatner is at his best in this movie, which is to say he is hilariously hammy. I also recall having a nightmare about the wailing (no pun intended) theme song: "Looking for a frieeeeeend. Looking for a frieeeeeeeeend." The good thing about the movie is that the people responsible actually got what they deserved--hard time.


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