When the Whales Came Movie Review 1989

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A conservationist fable about two children and a grizzled old codger living on a remote British isle during WWI. They try to avert disaster as mysterious narwhal whales descend on the island. Moralistic and uninvolving; poorly acted; slumber-inducing. Adapted from the novel by Morpugo.


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Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Whales, World War I
Michael Morpugo
Paul Scofield, Helen Mirren, David Threlfall, David Suchet, Jeremy Kemp, Max Rennie, Helen Pearce, Barbara Jefford
Clive Rees
Christopher Gunning, Ruth Rennie
20th Century-Fox, Golden Swan Films

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