The Day of the Dolphin

Having taught his beloved marine playmate to speak (i.e. to say 'Fa, Ma, Pa' and other fascinating gems), scientist Scott discovers that the creature's intelligence is being exploited by horrible humans in a plot to kill the president. A bizarre and often ridiculous attempt to merge documentary, suspense and comedy that is marginally less silly than Nichols' best-loved film, The Graduate.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mike Nichols
Screenwriter: Buck Henry
Cast: George C Scott
Trish Van Devere
Jon Korkes
Paul Sorvino
Fritz Weaver
Edward Herrmann
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