The Day Of The Dolphin


(out of 5)

This film starts out whimsically entertaining but boils down to such a cheesy outcome that it ends up being a bit embarrassing for all involved. plays a Dr. Dolittle dolphin trainer who has taught his two pets to actually speak. When they’re kidnapped and put into the service of bad guys who want to use them to plant bombs on an eminent figure’s boat, you find yourself wondering how this film made it past the development stage. Scott is terrific, but neither he nor director Mike Nichols seem to be the least bit aware that they’re telling a kid’s story, and so mistakenly aim the picture at a more mature, uninterested audience.

USA, 1973

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel Un Animal Doue de Raison by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nominations
Best Music (Original Dramatic Score) (Georges Delerue)
Best Sound (Richard Portman, Lawrence O. Jost)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Georges Delerue)

National Board Of Review Award
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