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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

Director:

Hall Bartlett

Writer:

Hall Bartlett (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Franciscus ... Jonathan Livingston Seagull (voice)
Juliet Mills ... Marina (voice)
Philip Ahn ... Chang (voice)
David Ladd ... Fletcher Lynd Seagull (voice)
Kelly Harmon Kelly Harmon ... Kimmy (voice)
Dorothy McGuire ... Mother (voice)
Richard Crenna ... Father (voice)
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Storyline

Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film's opening prologue dedication reads: "To the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull who lives within us all". See more »

Quotes

Chang: To fly as fast as thought to anywhere that is now - you begin by knowing that you have already arrived...
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Crazy Credits

Opening dedication: To the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who lives within us all. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Here's Lucy: Lucy Is a Bird-Sitter (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond
Sung by Neil Diamond
© 1973 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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The movie was not very good.
6 February 2001 | by doublet-2See all my reviews

When I read the book I could not put it down until I finished it. So I thought that the movie would be just as good. I was wrong. Although not awful, it was no were near as good as the book. If you can rent the movie version and have totally nothing to do for two hours, go ahead and watch it. If not, get the book and you won't be sorry.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juan Salvador Gaviota See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

JLS Partnership See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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