Tom Hanks Archives

Character: Allen Bauer
Directed by: Ron Howard
Written by: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman
Produced by: Bruce Jay Friedman, Brian Grazer
Other cast: Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy
Release date: March 9, 1984
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Running time: 1h 51min

A young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose between life on dry land or a deep sea paradise with his dream woman, the lovers are rudely interrupted by the intervention of a scheming scientist.


→ Two days ago, this girl showed up naked at the Statue of Liberty. For Allen Bauer, it was love at first sight. Now, everyone is chasing her… trying to prove she’s a mermaid. From the first laugh you’ll be hooked.
→ Allen Bauer thought he’d never find the right woman… he was only half wrong!
→ She was the woman of his dreams… she had large dark eyes, a beautiful smile and a great pair of fins.


⋄ Tom Hanks had trouble with the water scenes, partly because he was a smoker.