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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David Cassidy was touted as a possible male lead but the deal fell through, either because Cassidy's asking price was too high or there was conflict with his Screen Gems television contract. 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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Good, but too sappy
27 July 2008 | by (Glenview, IL) – See all my reviews

This is a well-made, engaging, but sappy film. It is well-paced. It contains many exotic location shots. The two stars are beautiful kids. Your won't be able to take your eyes off of this film.

The story of a 17-year-old boy who sails around the world by himself is inspiring. Part of me would like to think it would inspire young people to aspire to great things of their own. Sadly, though, this film was made at the height of the cultural 1970s, which is generally misunderstood and held up to ridicule today. To make matters worse, the romance of the situation is overplayed. By the end of the film, I was laughing at it, and I didn't want to be. There is much to recommend in this film. It's worth seeing, but it's also way too sappy.

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