The Day of the Dolphin

The Day of the Dolphin

“Unwittingly, he trained a dolphin to kill the president of the United States.”

How’s that for an audacious movie poster tagline? With the recent passing of director Mike Nichols, I took a look at his filmography to remind myself about some of his achievements. In amongst his many successes (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Working Girl) I spotted a title that I hadn’t heard of – 1973’s The Day of the Dolphin starring George C. Scott.

A quick search later and I’m presented with the image above! Sadly I couldn’t find a trailer for what is clearly a brilliant movie but here are a couple more film posters to whet your appetite.

The Day of the Dolphin
The Day of the Dolphin

I also found the final scene from the movie where you can hear dolphins speaking English:

From what I’ve seen and read about The Day of the Dolphin, it’s definitely on my watch list for the future, how about you?

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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3 thoughts on “The Day of the Dolphin

  1. clarke456 says:

    One of the more interesting facts about this movie is the fact that Buck Henry wrote the screenplay. He was a semi-regular on SNL back in the day and a very talented writer.

  2. CA Darlaw says:

    Oh Buck Henry – he was in (if I’m thnking of the same guy) one of the coolest movies I saw in film class – Taking Off (Milos Forman – 1972 :)

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