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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Marina (voice)
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Chang (voice)
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Fletcher Lynd Seagull (voice)
Kelly Harmon ...
Kimmy (voice)
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Mother (voice)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Juan Salvador Gaviota  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,600,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song "I've Been This Way Before" from Neil Diamond's 1974 album, 'Serenade', was originally written for this film. Diamond had planned it to be the closing song of the film, but he was unable to complete it in time for it to be included. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: The only true law is that which sets us free.
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Crazy Credits

Opening dedication: To the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who lives within us all. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A BEAUTIFUL FILM
22 March 2003 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Sorry I disagree with some of the others here, this is one beautiful film, in story, photography, music. Neil Diamond's score is first rate, the the film is unlike any other made....beautiful and full of feeling. If you don't have a heart and hate beauty, skip it. If you do, don't miss it, it's really a work of art.


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