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Andre (1994)



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Movie Info

In this family drama, a family of animal lovers living in Maine befriend a lovable seal. When harbor master Harry Whitney rescues a sick seal, his daughter Toni nurses him back to health. Named Andre, the seal turns out to be a real handful when he constantly gets into trouble.


Keith Carradine
as Harry Whitney
Tina Majorino
as Toni Whitney
Chelsea Field
as Thalice Whitney
Aidan Pendleton
as Paula Whitney
Tory the Sea Lion
as Andre the Seal
Jay Brazeau
as Griff Armstrong
Shirley Broderick
as Mrs. McCann
Bill Dow
as Ellwyn
Frank C. Turner
as John Miller
Ric Reid
as Henry White
Duncan Fraser
as Jack Adams
Annette O'Toole
as Toni's adult voice
as Tory
Teryl Rothery
as Jennifer File
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Critic Reviews for Andre

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

Sweet story of a shy girl and a seal.

December 21, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The movie doesn't have the smarts of Free Willy, and its series of cliffhanging crises is so relentless that we become aware of tireless screenwriters, manipulating that true story for all its worth.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The photogenic, agile seals, in fact, steal the show from the biped actors, including even veteran David Carradine.

April 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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December 31, 2004 | Full Review…

Your kids should have a ball watching this wacky seal behaving like a family dog, and any movie that can make your kids giggle is probably worthy of a look.

February 21, 2003 | Rating: 68/100

Another 'warm fuzzies' movie...but hey sucked me in!

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Andre


I never understood why a girl would want a seal for a pet when I saw this movie as a kid, and I still don't know. Anyway, I hated this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful: A great movie for kids who like seals, September 28, 2001 I remember watching this movie back when it first premiered on television, and now, years later, I watched it again. I enjoyed it both times. A family decides to take in a seal as a pet once they find it on the verge of death. Two people in the family, the father and the youngest kid, get attached to the seal, but they both know that the seal, named Andre, cannot stay there forever. "Andre" is one of the best family movies that I've seen in awhile. Andre is a smart seal that can be both entertaining and hilarious at the same time. I'm not a kid anymore, but I can see where "Andre" is best suited for kids. A little girl is the one that mainly takes care of and hangs around Andre, so when kids watch it, they'll probably be imagining themselves raising a seal. As a matter of fact, you shouldn't be surprised if they ask for a seal or if they want to go to the zoo right after they watch this movie. If you have any kids that like seals, or if you just need a great family movie that you can sit down and watch over and over with your kids, niece, nephew, etc., I recommend getting "Andre." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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