Splash (movie)

1984 film directed by Ron Howard

Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy movie directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy and Eugene Levy. The movie is about a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a mermaid. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Directed byRon Howard
Screenplay byLowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel
Bruce Jay Friedman
Story byBruce Jay Friedman
Brian Grazer
Produced byBrian Grazer
CinematographyDonald Peterman
Edited byDaniel P. Hanley
Mike Hill
Music byLee Holdridge
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • March 9, 1984 (1984-03-09)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$11 million[1]
Box office$69.8 million[2]

The movie is the first to be released by Touchstone Pictures. Splash had received a PG-rating for some profanity and brief nudity.


  1. Loyn. (February 23, 1984). "Film Reviews: Splash". Daily Variety. p. 3.
  2. "Splash (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 24 February 2018.