Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.
The real Winter, who plays herself in Dolphin Tale, today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people – both able and disabled – who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.
In this changing world, it's harder than ever to find something extraordinary. But every once in a while, a symbol of hope breaks through.
It's okay. I'm not gonna hurt you.
And this time her name is Winter.
How long has she been here? I don't know. She hasn't moved since she got here. Stop it. Hazel! He just wants to see how she's doing. She's not good. She's in pretty bad shape. She really seems to respond to you.
We can't make her wanna live. She's gonna have to do that part on her own. It was too infected. My dad said it had to come off. She can't live, she can't swim. There's gotta be a solution. Excuse me, can I ask you a weird question?
This is Dr. McCarthy. Oh, hi doctor. What can I do for you? Well, I was under the impression I was here to do something for you. I was afraid you'd say no.
You're going to school tomorrow and that is it. Period. But Winter needs me.
When everyone else saw the impossible.
Trying to put a tail on a fish. Nobody in their right mind would even try. Luckily, I'm not. Not what? In my right mind.
They saw a reason to risk it all.
That dolphin is taking us all somewhere. You can't give up on her.