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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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Everyone's Book Is Now Everyone's Motion Picture See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

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)

Gross USA:

$1,600,000
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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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Trivia

The picture was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards in 1974, for Best Original Song - Motion Picture ("Lonely Looking Sky") and Best Original Score - Motion Picture, both for Neil Diamond, with the latter of the two categories winning. See more »

Quotes

Chang: I've gone everywhere and everywhen I can think of...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Key and Peele: Y'all Ready for This? (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Anthem
Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond
Sung by Neil Diamond
© 1973 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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A BEAUTIFUL FILM
22 March 2003 | by mntwisterSee all my reviews

Sorry I disagree with some of the others here, this is one beautiful film, in story, photography, music. Neil Diamond's score is first rate, the the film is unlike any other made....beautiful and full of feeling. If you don't have a heart and hate beauty, skip it. If you do, don't miss it, it's really a work of art.


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