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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.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Marina (voice)
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Chang (voice)
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Fletcher Lynd Seagull (voice)
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Kimmy (voice)
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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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It's a lifestyle. It's the beauty of love, the joy of freedom. It's the best-selling book. It's Neil Diamond. It's a motion picture. See more »

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Drama | Family

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G | See all certifications »
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23 October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Juan Salvador Gaviota  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,600,000
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2.35 : 1
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The movie was Oscar nominated for two Academy Awards in 1974, for Best Film Editing and for Best Cinematography, but the picture failed to take home a gong in either category. See more »

Quotes

[the Elder banishes Jonathan from the flock]
The Elder: You are henceforth and forever outcast!
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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

Lonely Looking Sky
Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond
Sung by Neil Diamond
© 1973 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Photography puts anything else to shame!
1 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film´s photography puts any other film´s to shame. How they managed to catch footage of the seagull at those altitudes is amazing. However, photography alone does not make a great movie. The novel is great and the film is almost a page for page filmatization of the book. However it is a tad long and one´s interest in the philosophical bird diminishes near the end. Younger viewers which perhaps are not as blasé as I may find it more enjoyable. For those of you who have not read the book; this is a must-see.


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