Director: Ron Howard Run Time: 111 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1984 Language: English & Mermaid
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Tom Hanks
Nitehawk celebrates the 30th anniversary of SPLASH with a special weekend brunch 35mm screening!
Certainly a wild concept – a man reunites with the mermaid who saved him from drowning as a child in Cape Cod – but the unconventional love story in Ron Howard’s Splash has continued to charm audiences for three decades. Tom Hanks plays Allen, a lonely man who falls for the stunning Madison (Daryl Hannah) who harbors the secret that she’s actually from the sea. And while she adapts to life on land in New York City (learning to talk via television, taking salt baths, being naked at the Statue of Liberty), she must eventually tell her love the truth. What happens next is the ultimate convergence of fantasy and reality. Splash has it all: romance, comedy, sprawling seas and urban grit.