Runtime : 01h51
Genre : Romantic Comedy
Release : March 09, 1984
Studio : Touchstone Pictures
Domestic revenue : $69,821,334
Director : Ron Howard
Writers : Brian Grazer
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel
Bruce Jay Friedman
Shooting places : Bahamas, The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Allen Bauer
Daryl Hannah Madison
John Candy Freddie Bauer
Eugene Levy Walter Kornbluth
Dody Goodman Mrs. Stimler
Schecky Greene Mr. Buyrite
Richard B. Shull Dr. Ross
Bobby Di Cicco Jerry
Howard Morris Dr. Zidell
Tony DiBenedetto Tim, the Doorman
Patrick Cronin Michaelson
Charles Walker Michaelson's Partner
David Knell Claude
Jeff Doucette Junior
Doyce D. Applegate Buckwalter


Alan Bauer nearly drowned as a child but has memories of being saved by a young mermaid. When he is jilted as an adult and loses his wallet in the surf, the young mermaid tries to return it. They are soulmates who have been meant for each other, but Madison fears how he will react when he finds out she is not human.