Dolphin Tale Movie

Inspired By The Amazing True Story Of Winter

Dolphin Tale movie poster

Who's Involved:

Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Austin Stowell, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Charles Martin Smith, Jordan Roberts, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Karen Janszen, Austin Highsmith, Juliana Harkavy, Jim Fitzpatrick, Kim Ostrenko, Richard Ingber

Release Date:

Friday, September 23, 2011 (Nationwide)

some violent content

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

A young boy befriends Winter, an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin's missing tail. Harry Connick Jr. plays a vet who rescues the mammal and brings her to runs the marine hospital he runs. Ashley Judd plays the boy's mother while Morgan Freeman is a doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for Winter.

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Who stars in Dolphin Tale: Cast List

... Clay Haskett

"Fear of Rain" , "Bug"  

... Lorraine Nelson

"Divergent" , "A Dog's Way Home"  

... Dr. McCarthy

"The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" , "Vanquish"  

... Sawyer Nelson

"The Hole 3D" , "The Dark Knight"  

... Hazel

"Dolphin Tale 2"  

... Kyle

"Fantasy Island" , "Battle of the Sexes"  

... Rebecca


... Alice



"The Star" , "Hickok"  

... Phoebe

"Dolphin Tale 2"  

Who's making Dolphin Tale: Crew List

A look at the Dolphin Tale behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Charles Martin Smith last directed A Dog's Way Home and Dolphin Tale 2. The film's writer Charles Martin Smith last wrote Dolphin Tale 2.


Richard Ingber
Broderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove

Production Company

Alcon Entertainment

Production: What we know about Dolphin Tale?

Key Facts

  1. Inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Filming Timeline

  1. July 2011: The film was in Completed status.
  2. December 2010: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. September 2010: The film was in Production status.
  4. June 2010: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. October 10, 2010 start date

  6. December 2009: The film was in Development status.

Dolphin Tale Release Date: When was the film released?

Dolphin Tale was released in 2011 on Friday, September 23, 2011 (in 3,507 theaters . There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Moneyball, Abduction and Killer Elite.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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