Magic in the Water

Synopsis: Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a gimmick to attract tourists after all. In fact, Orky may enable them to get closer to their workaholic dad, and help stop local polluters who are dumping toxic waste into Orky's home.
Director(s): Rick Stevenson
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
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101 min

All I want to know is if he's real or not.

- What, honey?

- That thing, Orky.

Probably some ancient Indian myth.

You know, some Aboriginal deity.

"Space, the final frontier."

Josh, get a life.

Dad, I bet I could drive this thing.

- Dad.

- One second.

Where are we?

I don't know. We passed a bridge.

Left at the Dairy Queen?

I don't know. It's your map!



Okay, let's get started. Hi, everyone.

Hi, Dr Bell.

Today we have a new recruit.

Frank has come to us for help.

Frank, do you want to tell the others

what you told me?

Hi. I'm...


Hi, Bob.

Hi, Bob.

Frank, it's okay to use your real name here.

All right.

I'm Frank.


- Hi, Frank.

- Hi.

And my body was...

inhabited by...


Oh, God. See, now we're into it.

Okay, here we go.

I told you about Orky, huh? Didn't I say it?

I did, huh?

He was in my body.

Did you get to go into his cave?

He was you and you were him, right?

This isn't happening. I'm not hearing this.

I don't believe in monsters

'cause monsters don't exist.

Exactly what happened to me. In his cave...

Gentlemen. Gentlemen!


Go ahead, Frank.

Well, at first...

I was scared.

And then...

it was amazing.

I could actually breathe underwater.

And when you came to, you found yourself

building a sand castle?

I don't believe in monsters,

'cause monsters don't exist.

It didn't inhabit my body.

I didn't become a fish.

Gentlemen. Gentlemen.

Dad, is this it?

Looks like some demented tepee

or something.

We have a dock. Our own dock.

This is great!

Dad, come look!



It's beautiful, isn't it?

You're just like your mother.

No, it's good. That's good.

Want to race to the beach?

- On your marks, get...

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Rick Stevenson

Rick Stevenson is a writer, director, and producer from Seattle, Washington. Some of Stevenson's films include: Privileged (1983) starring Hugh Grant, Restless Natives (1985) starring Ned Beatty, Promised Land (1987) starring Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland, Some Girls (1989) starring Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly and Andre Gregory, and Crooked Smiles starring Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Noah Wylie, Juliette Lewis and Peter Coyote. In 2006, his film Expiration Date won both Audience and Jury Award for Best Film at the Omaha Film Festival and took Best Film honors at the American Indian Film Festival. Stevenson has directed many programs for television, including ED for NBC, and his work as a director of television commercials has garnered a myriad of awards. In 2001, Stevenson founded a documentary series called The 5000 Days Project. This project is now called The School of Life Project and spans 15 countries. In 2004, Stevenson founded TheFilmSchool with Tom Skerritt and Stewart Stern. more…

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