Magic in the Water Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Magic in the Water the Movie

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Divorced, obnoxious radio shrink and neglectful dad Dr. Jack Black (Harmon) takes the kiddies on a summer jaunt to a Canadian lake, where they begin to explore the legend of Orky, Canada's answer to the Loch Ness monster. Dad becomes a believer when Orky possesses his body and (New Age Alert!) releases his inner child. Harmless fun for the kids, but parents will gag at the attempt to provide a meaningful and symbolic message, which arrives with all the subtlety of an Oliver Stone history lesson. Sort of an "E.T." meets "Free Willy" with Orky shilling for the EPA. Beautiful cinematography showcasing the British Columbia landscape helps, but not enough.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Canada, Childhood Visions, Vacations, Dads, Parenthood, Folklore & Legends, Eco-Vengeance!
Icel Dobell Massey, Rick Stevenson
Mark Harmon, Joshua Jackson, Harley Jane Kozak, Sarah Wayne, Willie Nark-Orn, Frank S. Salsedo
Thomas Burstyn
Rick Stevenson
David Schwartz
Matthew O'Connor, Rick Stevenson, Karen Murphy, Tony Allard, Pacific Motion Pictures, Triumph Films, Tri-Star Pictures


Genie 1995: Cinematog., Sound.

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