Splash

Splash (1984)

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The government finds out that Madison is a mermaid, and she is hauled off to live in a lab tank for studies. Her boyfriend Allen and his brother Freddie (both human), disguise themselves as scientists and sneak Madison out of the lab. Madison and Allen then go to the ocean, thinking about either releasing her back to her ocean life or staying human and living with him, but they must make a fast decision because they are surrounded by the people who captured Madison. Allen then jumps into the ocean with Madison, and they swim around down there together, choosing to stay together forever.

Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks is in the dinghy by himself, the outboard motor has no cover. He falls into the water and the dinghy circles him several times. One of the shots shows the motor with its cover in place. (It is an Evinrude motor).

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Trivia: Darryl Hannah had to wear a specially designed synthetic hair wig for the underwater shots. Notice that her wavy hair stays wavy underwater; real wavy hair goes straight underwater.

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Question: In the special features on the DVD, there was a deleted scene in which Madison met a sea hag. Had this scene been in the movie, what would have transpired between the two?

Answer: The sea hag gives Madison a set of instructions she has to carry out, and tells her that she can only survive out of the ocean for six days. She also tells her she has to wet her tail every day, which is why Madison is seen in the bathtub.

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That's why she took a bath that night and got her legs wet turning them into fins.

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