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Turtle Diary (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 February 1986 (USA)
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Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »

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Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they plan to steal two of the turtles and free them into the ocean. Written by Kathy Li

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Diario de tortugas  »

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Second of two Harold Pinter written movies starring actor Ben Kingsley. The first had been Betrayal (1983) made and first released about two years earlier. See more »

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William Snow: Tell me, suppose some turtle freak decided to steal these turtles, what would he need for the job?
George Fairbairn: What would he want to do with them after he'd stolen them?
William Snow: Put them back in the sea?
George Fairbairn: Oh, well... He'd need a trolley to get them out of here, crates to put 'em in, and a van to take them down to the ocean.
William Snow: Wouldn't they dry out on the trip?
George Fairbairn: Funny, you're the second person this week who's asked me about the turtles... No, drying out's no problem. Put 'em on foam rubber, you see? Throw a bucket on ...
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Silly story great performances
10 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Turtle Diary" tells a preposterous -- even silly -- story but is saved by great performances, an evocative score, and consistent good humor. There has never been a more commanding screen presence than Glenda Jackson. What a shame it is that she has deprived us of her formidable talent in order to become a minor league politician. Ben Kingsley is also wonderful. `Turtle Diary' calls for patience but those who exercise it will be well rewarded. 7 out of 10.


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