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Turtle Diary (1985)

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diario de tortugas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$40,115 (USA) (17 February 1985)

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$2,156,772 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was made and released about ten years after its source novel of the same name by Russell Hoban had been first published in 1975. See more »

Quotes

Harriet Sims: I thought you'd never ask.
William Snow: Ask what.
Harriet Sims: Me. Out.
William Snow: Oh yes... Did I?
Harriet Sims: You did.
William Snow: I thought you asked me!
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Referenced in Murder of a Cat (2014) See more »

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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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