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Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2009)

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A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Stringer

Writer:

Melanie Finn

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Cast

Credited cast:
Miranda Richardson ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannelore Elsner ... German Narrator (voice)
Georgina Verbaan ... Dutch Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

An Epic Adventure from Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Stringer

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Austria | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hihetetlen utazás See more »

Filming Locations:

Arctic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,389, 26 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$311,454, 7 August 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

French voice by the Belgium actor Olivier Gourmet See more »

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Featured in Room (2015) See more »

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Good cinematography, horrible script
4 December 2011 | by joelsmenagerieSee all my reviews

This movie is about a Loggerhead Turtle, yet the narrator anthropomorphizes the motivations of the turtle and all other creatures over the course of the entire movie. As people, we have emotions like hate, jealousy, and revenge. Animals don't. In the movie, they describe a behavior of the turtle as "revenge" but actually the turtle is simply eating, and, as an animal, has no sense of revenge. Also, all predators are described as "bad." They play scary music when a predator is on screen, and use terminology that imply that being a predator is a bad thing, when actually Loggerheads can be rather predatory, yet they don't play the scary music then.

As the summary notes, the camera shots are very, very good. But they cannot help a horrible script. There are many much better movies about the ocean, and about sea turtles, and this one should be pretty low down on the list.


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