If you grew up in the 80's, you can see why this movie still is a great classic! Great acting from Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah and a story line that can be taken funny as well as seriously. If you didn't see this movie in the 80's you probably won't appreciate it that much. I would rank it with other greats such as Teen Wolf, Heathers, etc. "Behold, the mermaid!"..lol..
Splash (1984) 1080p YIFY Movie
Splash (1984) 1080p
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.
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The Synopsis for Splash (1984) 1080p
Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.
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The Reviews for Splash (1984) 1080p
An 80's Love Story CLASSIC! Great Movie!Reviewed bygpmacVote: 10/10
While boating off Cape Cod, Manhattan fruit and vegetable salesman Tom Hanks (as Alan Bauer) suffers a knock on the head. The mishap leaves him overboard and underwater. Mr. Hanks can't swim, but is saved by mermaid Daryl Hannah (as "Madison"). The two met there briefly, some twenty years earlier, under similar circumstances. After planting the proverbial wet one on Hanks' sandy lips, Ms. Hannah returns to the waves. Hannah has her mermaid tail while in the water; but, she grows long, beautiful legs on land.
Hananh finds Hanks' wallet and goes looking for him in New York City, where she acts like a fish out of water. SCTV funny-men Eugene Levy (as Walter) and John Candy (s Freddie) try to choke some laughs out of their roles, but the comedy herein is dead in the water. The film is inexplicably long and disjointed, with Hannah's charming and sexy performance being the only thing keeping it afloat.
**** Splash (3/9/84) Ron Howard ~ Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy
I have of course watched this movie several times. I don't get tired of the jokes, the satire and general comedy. It always seems so fresh to me.
It is a light romantic comedy, with a young Tom Hanks, lonely, going through life with mismatched relationships, until by chance he meets a mermaid.........and then the film progresses from there.
The acting by the leading characters seems so natural; they are not trying too hard to be slapstick funny, but through the great dialog, direction and timing, they make it a thoroughly enjoyable film to watch. But for the nudity, I am sure this would be enjoyed by all ages, and background.
There are some ironic parts, since the movie was made over two decades ago. The speech by the tour guide about the statue of Liberty, and a few other indications in that direction. That Gritty hard commercialized New York could have another side to it.
In one sense what is funny is a highly personal issue. For me anyway mermaids and the beauty of Daryl Hannah has special significance. The very first girl I fell in love with looked vaguely like her, back 22 years ago.
The message about love and relationships is eternal, and it was done in a very enjoyable way.
So thank you again Ron Howard and ALL the others.