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The Dove (1974)

The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who sailed alone around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Robin Lee Graham (novel), Derek Gill (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Bottoms ... Robin Lee Graham
Deborah Raffin ... Patti Ratteree
John McLiam ... Lyle Graham
Dabney Coleman ... Charles Huntley
John Anderson ... Mike Turk
Colby Chester ... Tom Barkley
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Kenniston
Setoki Ceinaturoga Setoki Ceinaturoga ... Young Fijian
Reverend Nikula Reverend Nikula ... Minister
Apenisa Naigulevu Apenisa Naigulevu ... Cruise Ship Captain
John Meillon ... Tim
Gordon Glenwright Gordon Glenwright ... Darwin Harbour Master
Garth Meade Garth Meade ... South African Customs Official
Peter Gwynne Peter Gwynne ... Fred C. Pearson
Cecily Polson Cecily Polson ... Mrs. Castaldi
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Storyline

The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who sailed alone around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love with a young woman (Patti Ratteree, played by Deborah Raffin) who is also traveling around the world. The story follows Robin around the world to many beautiful locals, as he grows from a boy to a man, finds himself, and finds the love of his life. Written by John Korb

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Taglines:

They searched the world until they found each other. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre Dois Destinos See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

St. George See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was produced by Gregory Peck, and he was very active during its promotion. See more »

Soundtracks

Sail the Summer Winds
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Lyn Paul
ABC Records ABDP-852
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Good, but too sappy
27 July 2008 | by chedrcheezSee all my reviews

This is a well-made, engaging, but sappy film. It is well-paced. It contains many exotic location shots. The two stars are beautiful kids. Your won't be able to take your eyes off of this film.

The story of a 17-year-old boy who sails around the world by himself is inspiring. Part of me would like to think it would inspire young people to aspire to great things of their own. Sadly, though, this film was made at the height of the cultural 1970s, which is generally misunderstood and held up to ridicule today. To make matters worse, the romance of the situation is overplayed. By the end of the film, I was laughing at it, and I didn't want to be. There is much to recommend in this film. It's worth seeing, but it's also way too sappy.


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