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Director:
Writers:
Buck Henry (screenplay)
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:
Everything I hate in a film-normally, but.......... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George C. Scott ... Dr. Jake Terrell

Trish Van Devere ... Maggie Terrell

Paul Sorvino ... Curtis Mahoney

Fritz Weaver ... Harold DeMilo

Jon Korkes ... David

Edward Herrmann ... Mike
Leslie Charleson ... Maryanne
John David Carson ... Larry

Victoria Racimo ... Lana

John Dehner ... Wallingford
Severn Darden ... Schwinn
William Roerick ... Dunhill

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Rome

Phyllis Davis ... Receptionist
Pat Zurica ... First Mate
Willie Myers ... Stone
Julie Follansbee ... Woman at Club

Florence Stanley ... Woman at Club

Brooke Hayward ... Woman at Club
Pat Englund ... Woman at Club
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johann Benét ... Boy in Park (uncredited)
Buck ... Alpha aka Fa (uncredited)
Ginger ... Beta aka Bee (uncredited)

Buck Henry ... Man standing outside ladies club (uncredited)
Robert Lydiard ... Fa the Dolphin (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
Buck Henry (screenplay)

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 
 
Casting by
Alan Shayne 
 
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
Al McCabe .... second unit director
Alan McCabe .... second unit director
Thomas J. Schmidt .... assistant director
Frederic W. Brost .... assistant director (uncredited)
Tim Zinnemann .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... leadman
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Eugene Acker .... painter (uncredited)
Joe Acord .... construction foreman (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-recordist
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 (as Pat Blymer)
Lamar Boren .... underwater director of photography: second unit
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator (as Bob Byrne)
David Garfath .... photography: second unit
Jordan Klein Sr. .... camera operator: underwater scenes
Richard Moran .... key grip
Al Reiners .... gaffer: Miami
Dick Colean .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
David Garfath .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Grosso .... generator operator (uncredited)
Jack Harris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Clyde Hart .... grip (uncredited)
Jan Koshay .... grip (uncredited)
Patrick Marshall .... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Phyllis .... electrician (uncredited)
James M. Sheppherd .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
G. Tony Scarano .... wardrobe (as Tony Scarano)
Ron Dawson .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Stu Linder .... editorial assistant
 
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)
 

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Runtime:
104 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Everything I hate in a film-normally, but.........., 11 August 1999
Author: Bob O'Sullivan (1806bob@netscape.net) from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Even though starring the great George C Scott this film is a bit of a non-starter. However I have to admit that it is the only film that I have seen in all of my 40 yrs that has managed to reduce me to tears. I challenge anyone to watch the final scenes and not be at least a little moved. Although the story is very simple and does little to encourage Scott-or any of the cast- to 'act their heart out', it shows both humans and dolphins as they are. Humans as sly and cunning and dolphins as naive and trusting, and this is what hurts at the end of the film, when................. Well why spoil it, it may be shown on t.v again, one day.

If anyone knows how I might get a copy of the film (for my kid's-honest), please could they contact me through the e-mail supplied. Ta Ta. (Or is that 'Ka Ka'?) Bob O'Sullivan. Southend-on-Sea, England.

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