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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep is a touching and whimsical take on the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. Based on a novel of the same name, it tells the story of a young boy's friendship with the mythical creature at a time when his world was rapidly changing. Set in a time of worldwide turmoil, the water horse brings companionship and wonder to the boy and his town.

The film begins in Scotland where an American couple meets an elderly Scotsman. The old man regales them with a tale about a young boy named Angus growing up along the shores of Loch Ness during World War 2. Angus lives in a large manor with his mother and sister, along with the cook, maid, groundskeeper, and Lewis, the handyman. The manor soon becomes the headquarters of a regiment of the Royal Air Force run by Captain Hamilton. Angus later grows to trust and admire Lewis, looking to him as a father figure. Angus' real father is a member of the Royal Navy whose ship has sunk. Angus is unable to grasp the reality that his father may be dead. The stress leaves him quiet and introverted. Because of this, Captain Hamilton is determined to toughen him up.

One day, Angus is looking for seashells along the shore when he discovers a large egg. Curious, he sneaks it home. Upon checking it later, he finds out the egg has hatched into a mysterious creature he names Crusoe. Angus confides in his sister and later Lewis, who explains that the creature is actually a water horse. Towards the end of a water horse's life, it lays an egg. The water horse dies before the egg hatches, meaning there is always just one water horse on earth. Crusoe grows so quickly that Angus eventually decides to let Crusoe live in the lake, creating the legend of the great Loch Ness Monster.

2007 |
Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Brian Cox
Columbia Pictures
Jay Russell
Produced By
Jay Russell, Douglas Rae, Robert Bernstein, Barrie M. Osborne

Also starring Alex Etel

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