When the Whales Came

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When the Whales Came

beach island hermit whale cornwall, england based on children's book 1910s puffin

When the Whales Came

Release Date: March 28, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «A story so enchanting you'll wish it were real.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   American Continental Corp., Golden Swan, ITV Central
Director    :   Clive Rees
Producers    :   Simon Channing Williams
Writers    :   Michael Morpurgo, Michael Morpurgo
RunTime    :   100 mins.

A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and the whales who sometimes come. Meanwhile WWI is making life hard in the village.

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