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The Day of the Dolphin (1973)

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Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited... See full summary »

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Maggie Terrell
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Curtis Mahoney
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Wallingford
Severn Darden ...
Schwinn
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Mrs. Rome
William Roerick ...
Dunhill
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David
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Mike
Leslie Charleson ...
Maryanne
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Lana
John David Carson ...
Larry
Willie Myers ...
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Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt. Now he is in a race to discover who is the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The most amazing outdoor adventure ever filmed! See more »

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29 March 1974 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El día del delfín  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,300,000 (USA)
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Screenwriter Buck Henry provides the voices of the dolphins when they speak human words. See more »

Quotes

Harold DeMilo: Are you blackmailing me Mr Mahoney?
Curtis Mahoney: Goodness no... I'm just an average person with an above average curiosity... and of course I don't make make friends easy
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nothing short of brilliant

George C. Scott plays Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak but they have a limited vocabulary.

the dolphins are abducted by some sinister government agency who want to use the mammals in an assassination attempt. what follows is a beautifully shot race against time to thwart the attempt.

'The Day of The Dolphin' is nothing short of brilliant in it's acting, it features some excellent cinematography by William Fraker, the underwater scenes are excellently lensed ,it is essential to see this in it's original aspect ratio.

it is also nothing short of amazing as when one looks at this film which is thirty seven years young, it is all filmed for 'Real' if this was remade today there would be an over reliance on rubbish digital animation to depict the leaping and talking Dolphins.


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