Synopsis: Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

[ Seagulls Cry, Ocean Waves Crash ]

Uno, dos, one, two, tres, cuatro.

##[''Wooly Bully'']

#Hey, wooly bully #

# Watch it now, watch it #

#Here it comes

Here it comes #

# Watch it now

He gets you #

#Matty told Hatty #

#About a thing she saw #

#It had two big horns #

#And a woolyjaw #

# Wooly bully #

# Wooly bully

That's right #

# Wooly bully, wooly bully #

# Wooly bully #

#Hatty told Matty #

#Let's don't take no chance #

#Let's not be L seven #

# Come and learn to dance #

# Wooly bully #

# Wooly bully #

# Wooly bully, wooly bully

Wooly bully #

# Watch it now

Watch it, watch it #

#Hey #

#Hey, that's right #

#Right, right, right #

[ Ferry Whistle ]

#Hey, wooly bully #

# Watch it now #

#Here it comes

Here it comes #

[ Indistinct Chatter]

#Matty told Hatty #

#About a thing she saw...##

- Freddie!

- I dropped something.

Ralph, talk to him.

Listen to your father.

- From there we can see Cape Cod.

- We were just there!

We could have stayed and saved $ 1 2.00.

Allen, don't you want to see Cape Cod?

You know where we are

if you change your mind.

- Allen!

- [ Alarm Bell, Whistle ]

Oh, my God.!

[ Bell Ringing ]

Thanks a lot. Thanks.

You okay, Allen? Lend me a towel.

Why did you do that?

Come on, son.

[ Ferry Whistle ]

[ Woman Over P.A. System ]

Augie, pick up line four, please.

- Where are my cherries?

- Mr. McCulloch,

they came in, but there was a fog--

If I don't get my cherries in 5 minutes,

you don't get your money

and you starve and you die.


- Where are McCulloch's cherries?

- They're here,

but you gotta take a look.

Ah, Mr. McCulloch, be right back.

Where are my cherries?

Augie, did you grow these under your arms?

Jesus, snails with stems.

get them outta here!

- george, get them out of here.

- You got it.

Bauer. Thank you. Honey, what's up?

We get a lot of rain and cherries get slime.

-I can't hear ya.

-You agreed to take these off our hands.

- When the hell did I agree to that?

- Not you, your brother.

Ah, all right.

Victoria, I can't hear you.

What I'm doing is important too.

My brother bought your slimy cherries?

Yeah. We were playing poker.

He had two pair. I had a flush.

He had no cash, so we worked this out.

[ Tires Screech ]

dd [ Car Radio ]

Who put this goddamn fruit here?

I'm all right, if anyone's concerned.

good morning, Freddie.

Allen! Allen!

A simple ''yes'' or ''no.''

I made it. I'm in Penthouse magazine.

They printed my letter!

Listen, I'm very happy.

I'm in the Forum section.

The story's entitled, ''A Lesbian No More.''

They printed every word.

It's a beautiful story.

I want copies for everybody.

Augie, good to see you!

great game. We gotta do that more.

- Can we talk?

- great poker player.

- Cheats like a son of a bitch!

- We have to talk.

- Missing petty cash?

It was the cleaning girl.

- I don't care.

You don't? I admit the whole thing.

I still don't care about it.

I love this guy! Do you hear me?

- gimme a kiss.

- Oh, Freddie.

Too big to kiss your older brother?

I love this guy's head.

Here's a buck. Wash my car.

Bauer! Where are my--

Your cherries, yes.

Believe me, you won't be

satisfed with what we have.

You're ruined! Everyone's gonna know

you left me dry.

You're fnished, a ghost.

- How'd you like bananas at cost?

- Deal!

Set up our friend with bananas at cost.

Allen, wait. I've got to get out early.

gee, right. Today's the big day.

Ushers have to be early too.

- I'll be there.

- Okay.

[ Woman On P.A.] Will someone

get thoseJonathans off the truck?

Any messages, Mrs. Stimler?

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Lowell Ganz

Lowell Ganz is an American screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. He is the long-time writing partner of Babaloo Mandel. more…

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