This edition of Tudor City on Film features the 1984 romcom Splash, directed by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. The picture was a huge hit and made Hanks, then a TV sitcom actor, into a bona-fide movie star. A remake is currently in the works, with director Howard and producer Brian Grazer involved. Tatum Channing is playing the mermaid.
In the movie, Hanks plays a workaholic who lives in No. 25, Tudor Tower. In a variant of the old fish-out-of-water story, he meets a girl who also happens to be a mermaid.
|Hanks walks Hannah down Tudor City Place to his apartment.|
|He's unaware she's a mermaid, but very much aware of how smoking hot she is. |
Above, Hannah outside the entrance of No. 25.
|It takes Hanks most of the movie to figure out her secret, and along the way there are establishing shots outside his apartment. Above, a rainy night at Tudor Tower.|
|At the end of the picture, he discovers the truth, but loses the girl. He returns home dejectedly.|
|Suddenly he's ambushed the press, who've been laying in wait for him. His boy-meets-fish, boy-loves-fish, boy-loses-fish story is too irresistible.|