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The Secret of Loch Ness
The Secret of Loch Ness
Actors: Karl Merkatz, Thomas Fritsch, Lisa Martinek, Hans-Werner Meyer, Lukas Schust
Director: Michael Rowitz
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2009     1hr 30min

In many ways, 11 year old Tim is the same as all boys his age. What makes his life different is that his father died before he was born and he s spent much of his time alone. One day, Tim s life changes completely, as he d...  more »


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Actors: Karl Merkatz, Thomas Fritsch, Lisa Martinek, Hans-Werner Meyer, Lukas Schust
Director: Michael Rowitz
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Drama, Family Films, Fantasy
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/26/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Terrence B.
Reviewed on 6/14/2010...
The "secret" of this film is that Nessie is as elusive in this film as she is in real life. I watched the film with my 5 year old daughter, both of us expected to see a child-friendly adventure film about a boy searching for his father and Scotland's famous cryptid. The creature on the DVD cover IS NOT IN THE FILM!
I can not look over the fact that the monster only makes a few cameo appearances, which are just waves or shadowy images.

Parents beware, there are several swear words in the script that do not add to the film at all and are totally unnecessary.
I still can't understand why the director allowed this, as it adds nothing to the film. It makes me wonder of the original German version of this film had swearing in it, or were they added when the English dialog was dubbed in?

Somehow I think that this was once a run of the mill pre-teen adventure flick, recut to include dialog that tries to trick the viewer into thinking that this is a film about the Loch Ness Monster.

Stick with "Waterhorse" if you are looking for a family friendly film about sea monsters.

Movie Reviews

Greattt Movie.
Richard D. Fojtik | Houston tx | 01/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a gem of loch ness movies, It's a German film but it's in english, no subtitles. It's about a kid who is 11 years old. His mom told him his dad was dead, and she gave him a picture of his dad. Well the little boy was really into the loch ness monster. When he was watching something about it on tv he sees the man who is the same man in the picture his mom gave him. So he goes to loch ness to find him. When he gets there he meets the man and tells him that he is writing a paper for his school. So he askes him if he has any family, and the man says no. While out in the boat with the man he falls overboard and sinks. The man dives for him but can't find him. About 5 minutes later the little boy Tim is laying in an underground cave. He jumps up when he sees the lochness monster and then he hears a voice behind him. He turns and sees a Hobbit, a amazing little creature who is actually the protector of meryln the wizards treasure. They begin an adventure which he has to help save the day. The loch ness creature is actually a robot which the hobbit uses to protect the treasure and lochness. At the end he finds out that the man he meets is actually his dad. This is a great movie, with very good special effects and an amazing hobbit. Great for kids although their are a few curse words in it, but other than that is a wonderful fantasy."