Drama · A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a Directed by Charles Martin Smith. With Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble. A story centered on the friendship between a Cast overview, first billed only: Harry Connick Jr. Dr. Clay Haskett. Meet the actors who played Sawyer (Nathan Gamble), Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) and Phoebe (Austin Highsmith) in the Dolphin Tale movies, the major motion. Cast. Harry Connick, Jr. Dr. Clay Haskett. Ashley Judd. Lorraine Nelson. Nathan Gamble. Sawyer Nelson. Kris Kristofferson. Reed Haskett. Cozi Zuehlsdorff. Meet the stars between July In real life, the loss of blood supply to the tail from being caught in the rope caused most of the tail to fall off, with only a small piece being amputated. Frances Sternhagen Gloria Forrest. Full Cast and Crew. Jim Fitzpatrick Max Connellan. Home Top Rated Movies Box Office TV Coming Soon Site Index Search In Theaters. Asiel Gonzalez Carnival Attendee uncredited. Kyle leaves to spend time in the army. Additional locations featured include: Their respective parents are initially hesitant Clay since Sawyer does not have any experience with marine animals, and Sawyer's mother, Lorraine, since Sawyer is skipping summer school without permission , but they realize that the friendship seems to benefit both Winter and Sawyer. Retrieved 2 January The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.