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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
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Director:
Writers:
Yukio Mishima (novel)
Lewis John Carlino (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
28 August 1976 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
He gave his soul to the sea and his heart to a woman. Their love will arouse you. The story will disturb you. The ending will startle you.
Plot:
After his father dies, a disturbed young boy plots to take revenge on the new man in his mother's life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more »
User Reviews:
Should be considered a classic See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sarah Miles ... Anne Osborne

Kris Kristofferson ... Jim Cameron
Jonathan Kahn ... Jonathan Osborne
Margo Cunningham ... Elizabeth Palmer
Earl Rhodes ... Chief
Paul Tropea ... Number Two
Gary Lock ... Number Four
Stephen Black ... Number Five
Peter Clapham ... Richard Pettit
Jennifer Tolman ... Mary Ingram

Directed by
Lewis John Carlino 
 
Writing credits
Yukio Mishima (novel "Gogo no eiko")

Lewis John Carlino (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Kikumaru Okuda .... producer: Nippon Herald (as Kikamaru Okuda)
Martin Poll .... producer
David White .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel  (as John Mandel)
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe 
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
Joyce Selznick 
 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
 
Costume Design by
Lee Poll 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hairdresser
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hugh Harlow .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director
Anthony Waye .... first assistant director
Peter Waller .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Roy Cannon .... property master
Lee Poll .... set dresser
Ken Softley .... construction manager
Ian Whittaker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Peter Horrocks .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
John Stevenson .... boom operator (as John Stephenson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Attwood .... still photographer
Robin Vidgeon .... focus puller
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
Peter Clarson .... lighting technician: UK (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... second unit camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Brian Mann .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kris Kristofferson .... composer: "Sea Dream Theme"
 
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... production assistant
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Arnold Gefsky .... general partner: Sailor Company (as H. Arnold Gefsky)
Michael Peacock .... accountant
 
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Runtime:
USA:105 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Norway:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Most movie posters for the film featured a long blurb that read: "He gave his soul to the sea and his heart to a woman. Their love will arouse you. The story will disturb you. The ending will startle you".See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sea Dream ThemeSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Should be considered a classic, 8 April 2006
Author: bodnarhd from United States

I really enjoyed this movie back when it came out in 1976. It never showed up at the major theaters though. I saw it in one of the Dollar theaters. How it got away with an R rating back then I will never know. I had seen x-rated movies that had showed less. And the love scenes were a spread in Playboy. My girlfriend said is was because it had a plot. I do remember she was in a state of shock when we left. She was an 18 year old Southern Bapist Sunday School teacher at the time. Kris Kristofferson was never highly rated as an Actor but I think he did an excellent job in this movie. The child actors were completely believable. It was written by a Japanese gentleman and I am amazed at how well some examples of Japanese literature and movies translate to the US. The Magificent Seven ( AKA the Seven Samarai) and " A fistful of Dollars".

If you can find it on DVD I would highly recommend it.

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