An "alien" picture from an alien source (Disney with a new moniker), SPLASH, for all its nudity and hip humor, is a throwback to pictures of days past such as NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER (1914) and MR. PEABODY AND THE MERMAID (1948). Nevertheless, young viewers who never heard of the
aforementioned thought that this film was wildly creative and flocked to the theaters. The premise is simple: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, but girl is not girl at all--she's a mermaid. Mermaid Madison (Daryl Hannah) meets Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks), a bright, young man who is a wholesale fruit
and vegetable dealer in New York. Allen works with his brother, Freddie (John Candy), a smarmy pla...