Trivia / Splash

  • Breakthrough Hit: The film's $69.8 million gross made it the Disney studios' first real live action hit since The Love Bug in 1969, and established Touchstone Pictures as the go-to brand for live action Disney movies in the 1980s and through the 1990s.
  • Bowdlerization: On the UK's Cinemagic channel, the store clerk's line, "My daughter's lucky. She's anorexic," was edited to remove "She's anorexic."
  • The Red Stapler: "Madison" as a first name was virtually unheard-of when this movie came out. (During the first half of the 20th Century, it was in the top 1000 boys' names.) Thanks to Splash, it has been in the top ten girls' names for almost two decades. It spent two years in second place, before receding to ninth place in 2012, 2013, and 2014. It finally inched out of the top ten in 2015, making 11th.
  • Star-Making Role:
    • Daryl Hannah
    • Tom Hanks. He was not unknown, but this was the first sign that he could not only make the transition from television, but outright headline a movie.
  • What Could Have Been: The scene where a TV show makes Madison upset and Allen explains the TV show is fictional and didn't really happen was originally going to be part of a Brick Joke where Madison later watches a real life plane crash on the news and laughs.