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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

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Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's a lifestyle. It's the beauty of love, the joy of freedom. It's the best-selling book. It's Neil Diamond. It's a motion picture. See more »

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23 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Juan Salvador Gaviota  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Bach's novella of the same title, on which the film is based, was a huge bestseller. Over a million copies had been printed by 1972, and it topped the New York Times Best Seller list for 38 weeks in the early 1970s. See more »

Quotes

FatherMother: Son, this may not be the best life, but it's all we know.
Jonathan: There's got to be more to life than fighting for fish heads!
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Opening dedication: To the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who lives within us all. See more »

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Referenced in Key and Peele: Y'all Ready for This? (2015) See more »

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Skybird
Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond
Sung by Neil Diamond
© 1973 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Quite Original
3 June 2002 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

OK, so it's not a masterpiece, but it has its moments. At least it's quite original, which is a quality most people don't have... The shots with the seagulls are well achieved, as well the the natural landscapes. The dialogues are a bit basic and one can sense the difficulty of selecting passages from the book (which is magnificent) to put in the movie. It tends to be a little boring towards the end, but it's a one-of. I think everyone who likes movies should see it. As for the music... I think it's suited and powerful enough. BE is a very nice piece. See the movie. (6,5 / 10)


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