Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Favorite Movie Tuesday

I'm taking it back to the old school....
This week's favorite movie is

Splash first premiered in 1984, a year after I was born & even though I didn't actually see this movie til about 10 years later it has always been one of my all time favorite movies.

I remember first seeing this movie on a home recorded VHS tape my parents had...haha (VHS, what is that?). As soon as I saw that there was a mermaid involved I was h
ooked. As a little girl I always wanted to grow a fish tail & be able to breathe under water like a fish. Thank goodness that never actually happened because now I cant even stand the smell of fish *gag*.
I'm sure everyone who's cool has seen this movie but Splash stars the super talented
Tom Hanks, the then good looking Daryl Hannah and the very funny John Candy. I love the fact that this movie is nowhere near realistic and should be some sort of cartoon (*cough* Little Mermaid *cough*) but it's made with real people and even has a happy ending. I love happy endings!

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young
mermaid. Years later he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he's seen and what he's imagined). The mermaid, Madison, decides to search for Allen in New York, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but he has no idea she's the girl who saved him from drowning. How long can Madison keep her secret and will Allen understand?


Movie Trivia
  • Daryl Hannah a vegetarian, refused to eat real lobster for the restaurant scene. The crew scooped out the insides of real, cooked lobsters and filled them with a thick, tofu-like paste. In an interview for 'Biography (1990)', Director Ron Howard said Hannah cried after each take over the deaths of the lobsters for their shells.
  • Before Tom Hanks accepted the role of Allen Bauer, it had already been turned down by John Travolta and Michael Keaton.
  • At the time of filming, Daryl Hannah was extremely shy about her body. According to director Ron Howard, she wore both band-aids and makeup over her nipples to conceal them.
  • Credited with introducing the girl's name Madison, which has since become one of the most popular names for newborn girls in the early 21st century.
  • The scene at the racquetball court, where John Candy serves and the ball hits him in the head, was done in one take.
  • Jodie Foster auditioned for the role of Madison, but turned it down in order to play a character in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).
  • Before Daryl Hannah accepted the role of Madison, it had already been turned down by Tatum O'Neal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melanie Griffith,, Diane Lane, Kathleen Turner and Sharon Stone.
  • While Allen is offering girls names to the mermaid before she settled on Madison, the last two he suggests are Elizabeth and Samantha. Elizabeth Hanks is Tom Hanks's daughter and Samantha Lewes was his then-wife.


  1. OMG I l.o.v.e love this movie!!!!

    I haven't seen it in forever... might have to netflix it! We just netflixed Short Circut... please tell me you remember that!!!

  2. Love htis movie :) It's one of my all time favs as well!

  3. oh i liked that movie!! i so love your "movie project". gorgeous idea. keep it up.

    greetings from austria,


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