Inspirational movie shows how people worked together to help save a dolphin


PRESS STATEMENT FROM WARNER BROS:

"Warner Bros.' new, family adventure Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.

"Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.

"Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle--a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world.

"The real Winter, who plays herself in Dolphin Tale, today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people--both able and disabled--who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.

"The film stars OscarĀ® winner Morgan Freeman as Dr. Ken McCarthy, who is given the seemingly impossible task of crafting a new prosthetic tail for Winter; Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett, who runs the Clearwater Marine Hospital; Ashley Judd as Lorraine, a single mother; Nathan Gamble as her son, Sawyer, who frees Winter from the trap and forms an instant connection with the dolphin; Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hazel, Clay's daughter, who befriends Sawyer; and Kris Kristofferson as Clay's father, Reed.

"Dolphin Tale was directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen & Noam Dromi.

"Opening soon across the Philippines in 3D and regular format, Dolphin Tale is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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