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When The Whales Came

When The Whales Came
  • 1989
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Clive Rees
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo, (novel and screenplay)
  • Cast: Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren, Helen Pearce, Max Rennie

The Scilly Isles in 1914, and history repeats itself when a school of narwhals attempt to beach themselves on the shore one night. It's left to the eccentric old Birdman (Schofield) and two children to persuade the villagers to avoid a repetition of events that sixty years ago resulted in slaughter. Reasonably intelligent children's fare starring a very convincing fake whale.

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