The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movie from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 4)
77. “Splash” (1984)
A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.
Tom Hanks—Allen Bauer
Eugene Levy—Walter Kornbluth
John Candy—Freddie Bauer
Facts about the this movie:
*Movie Budget: $8,00,000
*Opening weekend: $6,174,059 (USA) (829 Screens)
*Total movie Gross: 62,100,000 (USA)
*Nominated for Best Original Screenplay & Original Music Score.
*First Film released by Touchstone Pictures.
*Do to the language and brief nudity in the film Disney did not feel like it could release the movie, so that lead to creation of Touchstone Pictures.
*Daryl Hannah has been swimming “Mermaid” style with legs bound together since she a child because Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid story.
*The script was adapted from a story that Brian Grazer wrote.
Why I Picked this movie # 77:
1. It holds up.
2. It was a good and unique love story.
3. Great cast.
4. Very funny movie.
5. Half naked to fully nude Daryl Hannah as a Mermaid. Just that reason alone this movie should be on the list…
6. It was the literal take on the fish out of water with a mix of love in it.
7. It did a good job of show casing Hanks has a great romantic lead for the future romantic movies.
8. Other show case of John Candy acting comedy.