Magic In The Water 1995 PG CC

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(38) IMDb 5.9/10

A hearty and heart-warmingly enchanting tale about a legendary lake monster who brings fun-filled adventure to a young girl and her family.

Starring:
Mark Harmon, Sarah Wayne
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

Magic In The Water

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Rick Stevenson
Starring Mark Harmon, Sarah Wayne
Supporting actors Harley Jane Kozak, Sarah Wayne, Willie Nark-Orn, Frank Salsedo, Morris Panych, Ben Cardinal, Adrien Dorval, Mark Acheson, Anthony Towe, John Procaccino, Tom Cavanagh, Garrett Bennett, Brian T. Finney, David Rasche, Tamsin Kelsey, Benjamin Ratner, Lesley Ewen, Will Sasso
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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A great adventure story.
bobbie kaald
Christmas night, we all as a family sat and watched the film again.
neozenov
Sometimes I take it out to watch, just to feel good.
Mary Tuscano

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By rhmoviemogal on January 5, 2005
Format: DVD
After years of searching for this movie, I finally accidently stumbled upon this at the store and was thrilled. A workaholic dad takes his kids on vacation, the kids make a new friend in the lake, nearby plant pollutes lake, destroying new friends home, kids save the day, Yadda Yadda Yadda! Still, the story is cute. The kids, led by then unknown Joshua Jackson are cute, and the main critter is cute too. Good family movie also stars Mark Harmon. If you have youngins then buy this one! They will watch it over and over and over...
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By julie on June 10, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Some movies just capture something so special and so unique. Such was MAGIC IN THE WATER. It's the perfect mix of adventure, funm comedy and drama. It has one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen---the one where the little Japanese boy falls in the hole. Hilarious. The directing is first rate and the acting is flawless. This is truly an overlooked gem that I want all my friends to know about. Brilliant.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I just watched this movie, becasue of a friend's recomedation. I thought that it was great that someone made a movie about this type of thing...it is a great plot- a girl who believes in magic. simple and plain, but wonderful. There needs to be more of these kinds of movies.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
It's just right! for my Loch Ness Monster collection! If you enjoyed E.T., Harry and the Henderson and Casper then this one you're looking for! I called this another "Free Willy" family feature film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald G. Helfrich Jnr on March 23, 2013
Format: DVD
Ah, good old Columbia. Why release a film in its original aspect ratio of 1:85:1 when you can release it in 1:33:1 eliminating a significant amount of the film in the process? Memorex wants to know. If only Columbia monopolised the book market we could have War and Peace in a one third of the time and we could have a Bible without a third of its content. Roll on Big C. Three stars for the film. Zero for Columbia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 28, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I really loved this movie. The story was great and tha acting was superb. I watched a few times before the rental was up. I love these kind of movies. And I love the Loc Ness Monster lol.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Holbrook on December 24, 2012
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A wonderful family film that is full of 'magic' and adventure. The kids in this movie do a wonderful job and Mark Harmon is great in his roll of the frazzled father.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Don R. Holloway on July 23, 2012
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"Magic in the Water" is a fantasy movie about a family from Seattle who goes on vacation to a small community in Northern Canada. This community is a tourist attraction because it is supposedly the home of a "mythological" creature called Orky. The father (Mark Harmon) is a psychiatrist with his own call-in radio show. He only brought his two kids (Joshua Jackson, Sarah Wayne) on this vacation to please his wife. He mostly ignores the kids until his "encounter" with the "creature." I did not think Mark Harmon was really believable as the father. It's just my opinion, but he seems miscast in this role. His daughter Ashley (Wayne) loves the beauty of the lake and trees and tries to get her brother and father interested, but they just complain about how bored they are. I believe the reason this movie works is because of the way it gets us to suspend our beliefs and for a little while accept the fact that there are things we don't understand about nature and life and fantasies. The real magic in this movie comes from the extraordinarily charming and believable performance by the beautiful young actress Sarah Wayne. She elicits a sense of wonder through her desire to believe that the creature is real. Her enthusiasm is infectious and we find ourselves joining her in her adventure. I don't want to reveal any other details about the events of the movie. I'd rather the viewer had the pleasure of doing this for themselves.

There are more than a few similarities between "Magic in the Water" and another movie "Mee-shee the Water Giant," although the movies were released ten years apart. First, they are both Canadian movies. Second, the creatures in both movies have a similiar appearance, although they were not created by the same people.
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