The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
While Harry and the Hendersons was a watershed in human-Sasquatch relations, there has been no parallel work concerning the leviathan lurking at the bottom of Loch Ness—until now. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep tells the story of a Scottish laddie (Etel) who happens upon a mysterious egg during World War II. After it hatches, the friendly, rapidly growing creature becomes increasingly difficult to hide from the boy’s mother (Watson), the new handyman (Chaplin) and the gun-happy soldiers bivouacking nearby—ostensibly there to protect Scotland from the Huns but just as likely to shell the benevolent beast into oblivion. As in Harry, we learn that mankind will always try to taxidermy what it doesn’t understand.

By: Drew Toal


Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Tuesday December 25 2007
Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jay Russell
Screenwriter: Robert Nelson Jacobs
Cast: Emily Watson
Ben Chaplin
Alex Etel
Brian Cox
David Morrissey
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