Andre is an abandoned new-born seal discovered by Maine harbour master Harry Whitney (Carradine) and his seven-year-old daughter Toni (Majorino). With the help of Mum (Field), they nurse the creature to healthy adulthood. When Andre masters the art of balancing balls and dressing in Hawaiian shirts, Dad seizes the chance to attract the attention of the national press. But he's not counted on Billy Baker (Szarabajka), an ignorant seal-hating fisherman. Andre is not naturally winning, and the human characters don't seem to be giving body and soul to the enterprise. Undemanding.