The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who sailed alone around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patti Ratteree
John McLiam ...
Lyle Graham
Charles Huntley
Mike Turk
Tom Barkley
Ivor Barry ...
Setoki Ceinaturoga ...
Young Fijian
Reverend Nikula ...
Apenisa Naigulevu ...
Cruise Ship Captain
Gordon Glenwright ...
Darwin Harbour Master
Garth Meade ...
South African Customs Official
Peter Gwynne ...
Fred C. Pearson
Cecily Polson ...
Mrs. Castaldi


The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who sailed alone around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love with a young woman (Patti Ratteree, played by Deborah Raffin) who is also traveling around the world. The story follows Robin around the world to many beautiful locals, as he grows from a boy to a man, finds himself, and finds the love of his life. Written by John Korb

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entre Dois Destinos  »

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2.35 : 1
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This was produced by Gregory Peck, and he was very active during its promotion. See more »


Sail the Summer Winds
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Lyn Paul
ABC Records ABDP-852
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My son's name sake
5 April 2014 | by (leigh-on-sea, essex England) – See all my reviews

I was 21 and had been married for two years when I gave birth to our first son. I had really wanted a boy so was over the moon. However two weeks after his birth we could still not agree on a name. But leaving our beautiful contented little baby with his so doting grandparents we thought a night out at the cinema to watch this would be well deserved. And so as the film began I thought this guy looks so like my husband and his free spirit so matched mine that I whispered to Kim, my husband " I love this boys name and his spirit. What about naming our son Robin?" So by the end of the film our son had his name. So as my son is having his 40th birthday this October I would so love to buy a DVD of this film to give him as I know he will be as moved as I was. Is this possible?

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