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The Day of the Dolphin
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Director:
Writers:
Buck Henry (written by)
Robert Merle (novel)
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Release Date:
29 March 1974 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Unwittingly He Trained a Dolphin to Kill the President of the United States See more »
Plot:
Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful epic See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

George C. Scott ... Dr. Jake Terrell

Trish Van Devere ... Maggie Terrell

Paul Sorvino ... Curtis Mahoney

John Dehner ... Wallingford
Severn Darden ... Schwinn

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Rome
William Roerick ... Dunhill

Phyllis Davis ... Receptionist
Pat Zurica ... First Mate
Jon Korkes ... David

Edward Herrmann ... Mike
Leslie Charleson ... Maryanne

Victoria Racimo ... Lana
John David Carson ... Larry
Willie Myers ... Stone
Julie Follansbee ... Woman at Club

Florence Stanley ... Woman at Club

Brooke Hayward ... Woman at Club
Pat Englund ... Woman at Club

Fritz Weaver ... Harold DeMilo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johann Benét ... Boy in Park (uncredited)
Buck ... Alpha (uncredited)
Ginger ... Beta (uncredited)

Buck Henry ... Man Standing Outside Women's Club (uncredited)
Robert Lydiard ... Alpha (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
Buck Henry (written by)

Robert Merle (novel "Un Animal doue de raison")

Produced by
Dick Birkmayer .... associate producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Robert E. Relyea .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker 
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Anthea Sylbert 
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist
Dorothy Byrne .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tim Zinnemann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... second assistant director
Alan McCabe .... second unit director
Thomas J. Schmidt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Eugene Acker .... painter (uncredited)
Joe Acord .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Matty Azzarone .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tom Coll .... leadman (uncredited)
J.B. Jones .... underwater props (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Clarence Kandel .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Nikita Knatz .... continuity sketch artist (uncredited)
Clarence Fay Konkel .... carpenter (uncredited)
Terry E. Lewis .... assistant props (uncredited)
Bill Parks .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Larry Jost .... sound recordist (as Lawrence O. Jost)
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Clint Althouse .... boom operator (uncredited)
Greg Dillon .... sound editor (uncredited)
James Pilcher .... cableman (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jim White .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer
Lamar Boren .... director of photography: second unit
Richard Moran .... key grip
Dick Colean .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
David Garfath .... assistant camera (uncredited)
David Garfath .... photography: second unit (uncredited)
Paul Grosso .... generator operator (uncredited)
Jack Harris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Clyde Hart .... grip (uncredited)
Jordan Klein Sr. .... camera operator: underwater scenes (uncredited)
Jan Koshay .... grip (uncredited)
Patrick Marshall .... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Phyllis .... electrician (uncredited)
Al Reiners .... gaffer: Miami (uncredited)
James M. Sheppherd .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Alan Shayne .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
G. Tony Scarano .... wardrobe (as Tony Scarano)
Ron Dawson .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Stu Linder .... editorial assistant
 
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Casella Jr. .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Walt Freitas .... key driver (uncredited)
Jerry F. Johnson .... key driver (uncredited)
Joe Manx .... key driver (uncredited)
Marvin Palenske .... key driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Erica Abt .... assistant trainer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Peter Moss .... trainer: dolphins
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor (as Meta Wilde)
Kathy Troutt .... assistant trainer
Jesse White .... veterinary supervisor
Bubbles .... double (uncredited)
Jim Burroughs .... assistant: second unit (uncredited)
John Cunningham Lilly .... scientific researcher (uncredited)
Martha Luttrell .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Elton MacPherson .... production accountant (uncredited)
Chuck Murray .... accountant: Avco Embassy (uncredited)
Karen Murray .... payroll (uncredited)
Paddlefoot .... double (uncredited)
Mike Palma .... location auditor (uncredited)
Nanette Siegert .... production secretary (uncredited)
Spider .... dolphin wrangler (uncredited)
Arthur Wilde .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The trained dolphins who played Alpha and Beta were actually named Buck (for screenwriter Buck Henry) and Ginger (for dancer Ginger Rogers). On the next to the last day of filming, when their parts were done, they escaped and never returned. It was almost if they knew that for their roles it was a wrap.See more »
Quotes:
Alpha:Fa!
Dr. Jake Terrell:Well fa... you've had quite a day haven't you?
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful epic, 15 December 2005
Author: ali13kat from California

Don't shy away from this film just because it isn't an action film. It does advance at a very slow pace, and is often overlooked because of this . . . unfairly. This film is truly designed for the animal lover. Anyone who has not shared a profound relationship with an animal will probably have a difficult time relating to this film. It is a slow paced, and beautifully scored experience for a more sophisticated movie lover. George C. Scott delivers his usual, inspiring and powerful performance as the dolphin's trainer. The filming of the dolphin's, alone, makes this film worth watching. Bring along a box of tissues, and don't miss it if you love the art of movie making.

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