In this drama directed by Charles Martin Smith, Freeman plays McCarthy, a doctor who develops a prosthetic tail for Winter, the injured dolphin. When Winter’s surrogate mother dies, leaving her without the only poolmate she has ever known, McCarthy and his team have to find her a companion, else he shifts to another aquarium according to USDA regulations. Co-starring Harry Connick Jr, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff. About his first encounter with Winter:
Apparently that dolphin remembers, because now I walk up to the pool and she’s like, ‘Hey, don’t we know each other?’ She opens her mouth and I get it, ’cause I had my hands on her last time, and I have a good touch. Nice touch.