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Turtle Diary (1985)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Neaera Duncan
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William Snow
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Mr. Johnson (Neaera's neighbor)
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George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)
Rosemary Leach ...
Mrs. Charlie Inchcliff (landlady)
Eleanor Bron ...
Miss Neap (Flora)
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Harriet Sims (bookstore clerk)
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Mr. Sandor (the slob)
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The Publisher
Michael Aldridge ...
Mr. Meager, Bookstore Owner
Rom Anderson ...
Girl at Zoo
Tony Melody ...
Garage Attendant with Bucket
Gary Olsen ...
Lorry Driver at Rest Park
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Assistant Keeper
Harold Pinter ...
Man in Bookshop
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Storyline

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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turtle | sea | sea turtle | london zoo | zoo | See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diario de tortugas  »

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$2,156,772 (USA)
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The motion picture has never been released on DVD but has been on home videocassette. See more »

Quotes

William Snow: What if this turtle freak were to seriously propose a turtle theft to the keeper?
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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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