I loved it, that score, Gene Hackman's haircut, that red tempera 70s krovvy, that perfect ending!
There is some false advertising at work here. The cover of this movie says John Waters is in it. Who they mean is the Aussie actor from BREAKER MORANT. I thought maybe John Waters, the filmmaker, was going to be the voice of the seal or something. This was pretty flimsy reasoning for watching a DTV kid's movie, but there it is.
The film itself is incredibly tame even by Hallmark Channel standards. Fans of the original will be disappointed…