Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.
Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dody Goodman, Richard B. Shull, Shecky Greene, Bobby Di Cicco, Howard Morris,Patrick Cronin,Jeff Doucette, Royce D. Applegate, Tony Longo, Nora Denney, Joe Grifasi, Rance Howard, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Clint Howard, Lee Delano, Migdia Chinea Varela, Eileen Saki