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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Details


A lonely young boy vows to protect the rapidly growing hatchling that emerges from a mysterious egg found on the shores of a Scottish loch in and director Jay Russell's screen adaptation of writer Dick King-Smith's popular children's novel. Angus MacMorrow (Alex Etel) has made a most unusual discovery, and he's about to find out just how one innocent boy's greatest fantasy can also be a frightened adult population's greatest threat. Unable to identify the egg that he found while walking the sandy shores, Angus is even more perplexed about the discovery and the creature that emerges resembles what comes to be known as a Water Horse, which Angus names Crusoe. As the bizarre new life form begins to grow at an alarming rate, it soon becomes obvious that Angus will not be able to keep it a secret for very long, and the young boy will have to do some seriously quick thinking if he is to keep his new friend safe. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 2007


Emily Watson
as Anne MacMorrow
Alex Etel
as Angus MacMorrow
Ben Chaplin
as Lewis Mowbray
David Morrissey
as Capt. Hamilton
Priyanka Xi
as Kirstie MacMorrow
Marshall Napier
as Sgt. Strunk
Joel Tobeck
as Sgt. Walker
Erroll Shand
as Lt. Wormsley
Brian Cox
as Old Angus
Craig Hall
Geraldine Brophy


Jay Russell
Charlie Lyons
Barrie M. Osborne
Douglas Rae
Robert Bernstein
Dick King-Smith
Book Author
Simon Beaufoy
Terry George
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Oliver Stapleton
Denise Luiso
Musical Direction/Supervision
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Warner
Tony Burrough
Production Designer
Dan Hennah
Supervising Art Director
Brad Mill
Art Director
Simon Bright
Art Director
Charles James Newirth
Executive Producer
Jay Russell
Executive Producer
Philip Thomas
Set Designer
Dan Hennah
Set Decorator
John Bloomfield
Costume Designer
Dave Whitehead
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Johnson
Sound/Sound Designer
Vincent Lascoumes
First Assistant Director
Liz Mullane
Susie Figgis
Michael Hedges
Re-Recording Mixer
Stephen Rosenbaum
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dave Whitehead
Supervising Sound Editor
Augie Davis
Stunts Coordinator
R. Christopher White
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jason Canovas
Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Johnson
Re-Recording Mixer
Erik Winquist
Visual Effects Supervisor
John Mahaffie
Second Unit Director