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?