- Dr. Jack Black (MARK HARMON) to a caller on his radio program
Los Angeles Times - 08/30/1995
"...[There] are some very good performances by Mark Harmon and by Joshua Jackson and Sarah Wayne..."
A troubled family gets a second chance when a mythical lake monster with a weakness for Oreo cookies befriends their lonely young daughter. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Academy of Family Films and Family Television.
When his ex-wife complains that he doesn't spend enough time with his family, radio psychiatrist Dr. Jack Black decides to take his children on holiday. They go to Glenorky, a Canadian resort with a special feature -- according to local legend, a creature named Orky lives in its lake. Jack's unhappy daughter Ashley becomes friendly with the monster who offers her some respite from her troubles. Then Jack gets a bump on the head, and he's instantly transformed into a kinder, sweeter dad. Could he be possessed by the spirit of Orky'
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The film won Canadian Genie Awards for Best Cinematography (Thomas Burstyn) and Best Overall Sound (Kelly Cole, Dean Giammarco, Michael McGee and Paul Sharpe).
Shot on location in British Columbia.
Co-produced by Pacific Motion Pictures (Canada) and Oxford Film Company.
Additional cast: Adrien Dorvall, Thomas Cavanaugh, Garrett Bennett and Brian Finney.
Additional crew: Anke Bakker (sound), Kelly Cole (sound), Dean Giammarco (sound), Michael McGee (sound), Paul Sharpe (sound) and Jack Hardy (assistant director).