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Release Date:
September 1974 (USA) See more »
They searched the world until they found each other. See more »
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"... See more » | Add synopsis »
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
(4 articles)
The Flight of the Dove: Rip Deborah Raffin
 (From Planet Fury. 27 November 2012, 8:53 PM, PST)

Charles Jarrott obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 6 March 2011, 4:01 PM, PST)

Charles Jarrott obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 6 March 2011, 4:01 PM, PST)

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Joseph Bottoms ... Robin Lee Graham

Deborah Raffin ... Patti Ratteree
John McLiam ... Lyle Graham

Dabney Coleman ... Charles Huntley

John Anderson ... Mike Turk

Colby Chester ... Tom Barkley
Ivor Barry ... Kenniston
Setoki Ceinaturoga ... Young Fijian
Reverend Nikula ... Minister
Apenisa Naigulevu ... Cruise Ship Captain

John Meillon ... Tim
Gordon Glenwright ... Darwin Harbour Master
Garth Meade ... South African Customs Official
Peter Gwynne ... Fred C. Pearson
Cecily Polson ... Mrs. Castaldi
Anthony Fridjhon ... Licence Bureau Clerk (as Anthony Fridjohn)
Dale Cutts ... Reporter
Jose Augusto De Lima ... 1st Chief Pilot (as Jose Augusto di Lima)
Sampaio Silva ... 2nd Chief Pilot (as Sampaio E. Silva)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Navas ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Jarrott 
Writing credits
Robin Lee Graham (novel "Dove") &
Derek Gill (novel "Dove")

Peter S. Beagle (screenplay) (as Peter Beagle) and
Adam Kennedy (screenplay)

Produced by
Milton Forman .... associate producer
Gregory Peck .... producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
Film Editing by
John Jympson 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Art Direction by
Peter Lamont 
Makeup Department
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Ernst .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... first assistant director
D. Howard Grigsby .... second assistant director
Paul Ibbetson .... first assistant director
Gary Spero .... second assistant director
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Teddy Mason .... sound editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Visual Effects by
Norman O. Olsen .... marine director
Camera and Electrical Department
Aliza Auerbach .... still photographer
Tony Forsberg .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Alan Strachan .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Betty Barnard .... location manager
Richard Green .... location manager
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
Muirne van Wyk .... location manager
Lou Watt .... location manager
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Cindy Cullen .... animal trainer (as Cindy James Cullen)
Elaine Schreyeck .... script supervisor
Marguerite Shipway .... production secretary
Phil Strangeland .... sailing master
Ron Swinburne .... production accountant
Rosemary Marks .... assistant to dorector (uncredited)
Mary Moody .... publicist (uncredited)
Norman Oscar Olsen .... marine director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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105 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Finland:K-8 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:PG
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This was produced by Gregory Peck, and he was very active during its promotion.See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good, but too sappy, 27 July 2008
Author: Matt Gilbert from Glenview, IL

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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