Dolphin Tale 2

Winter's amazing true story... now has Hope.
Dolphin Tale 2: The Ride Home


Morgan Freeman
Dr. Cameron McCarthy

Kris Kristofferson
Reed Haskett

Ashley Judd
Lorraine Nelson

Harry Connick Jr.
Dr. Clay Haskett

Nathan Gamble
Sawyer Nelson

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MPAA Rating
PG for some mild thematic elements.

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It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium. official plot version from

Additional Notes

  • Sequel to the 2011 film. Inspired by a true story.
  • The fact-based adaptation Dolphin Tale was originally brought to Alcon Entertainment by the Company's President Of Worldwide Marketing, Richard Ingber, who also produced, and will serve as a producer on the sequel.
  • Winter, who still resides at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, played herself in the original film and returns in Dolphin Tale 2. Hope will play herself in the sequel.