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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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Mrs. Rome
William Roerick ...
Dunhill
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David
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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)

Gross:

$2,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Screenwriter Buck Henry provides the voices of the dolphins when they speak human words. See more »

Quotes

Alpha: Fa!
Dr. Jake Terrell: Well fa... you've had quite a day haven't you?
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Referenced in This Ain't Saved by the Bell XXX (2009) See more »

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Excellent Movie - Still Keeps You On The Edge of Your Seat
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Our family hadn't seen this movie for a long time and so I decided to get my taped copy out (aired on Showtime in 1989) and was surprised to see the excellent film quality -- even though the tape was recorded in SLP. We enjoyed the movie very much. The beginning is a little slow but rest of the movie more than makes up for it. I loved the dolphins, I wish I knew more about how they made the movie -- I was looking for any trivia here at IMDb.com but didn't find any. I think children would really love the parts that involve the dolphins interacting with the "owner"/ humans (and fascinating) but this movie is NOT for children as there is violence toward humans and dolphin as well and it would be frightening for young ones. I feel it has a lot of different things to like. I can't say more without spoiling the story but I wish there was closed captioning for some of the dialog. We viewed this in Full Screen but the 2003 & 2006 DVD releases come in Wide Screen: 2.35:1 aspect ratio and I am sure the beautiful scenery benefits by it.


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