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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. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more »
User Reviews:
Waaah - splash! See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Sarah Miles ... Anne Osborne

Kris Kristofferson ... Jim Cameron
Jonathan Kahn ... Jonathan Osborne
Margo Cunningham ... Mrs. Palmer
Earl Rhodes ... Chief
Paul Tropea ... Number Two
Gary Lock ... Number Four
Stephen Black ... Number Five
Peter Clapham ... Richard Pettit
Jennifer Tolman ... Mary Ingram
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Directed by
Lewis John Carlino 
 
Writing credits
Yukio Mishima (novel "Gogo no eiko")

Lewis John Carlino (written for the screen by)

Produced by
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 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Lee Poll 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hair dresser
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hugh Harlow .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director
Peter Waller .... third assistant director
Anthony Waye .... first assistant director
 
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
Peter Clarson .... lighting technician: UK
Robin Vidgeon .... focus puller
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones .... second unit camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Brian Mann .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kris Kristofferson .... composer: "Sea Dream Theme"
Johnny Mandel .... conductor (as John Mandel)
 
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Kikumaru Okuda .... financial advisor: for Nippon Herald (as Kikamaru Okuda)
Michael Peacock .... accountant
 

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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:
Debut film as a director of film & television writer Lewis John Carlino. The picture is the first of only three ever movies directed by Carlino [to date, June 2014], the two subsequent films being Class (1983) and The Great Santini (1979).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sea Dream ThemeSee more »

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Waaah - splash!, 19 March 2007
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

A spooky 'erotic' romantic thriller, with undertones and imagery of both THE INNOCENTS and LORD OF THE FLIES and even RYANS DAUGHTER this film had a bit of a notorious reputation in the late 70s because of the peephole sex scenes and the all too graphic mutilation of the family cat. Plenty of seniors went stampeding from the cinemas gasping especially after the cat got the chop, hissing and howling. The sight of Sarah Miles masturbating gave a us all a kooky preview to WHITE MISCHIEF made ten years later. There has been plenty of criticism about the translation of this Japanese novel into the foggy coast of Dover, but really it does not matter because the almost MOONSPINNERS-like spooky seaside look adds to what is genuinely an usual and compelling romantic drama with deeply strange and uneasy subplot about the wrath of destructive misguided young boys. Kris Kristofferson was every woman's preferred seaman in the 70s! Then Babs snared him in her horrible remake of A STAR IS BORN. SAILOR was a big hit in its day and deserves another look. It is eerie and romantic and quite dangerous. You almost expect Sarah Miles to narrate (all REBECCA-like) "last night I dreamed I went to masturbate...." I saw it on a double with CABARET. Those were the days!

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