The Day of the Dolphin is a 1973 American science-fiction thriller film directed by Mike Nichols and starring George C. Scott. Loosely based on the 1967 novel, Un animal doué de raison , by French writer Robert Merle, the screenplay was written by Buck Henry. A brilliant and driven scientist, Jake Terrell, and his young and beautiful wife, Maggie, train dolphins to communicate with humans. This is done by teaching the dolphins to speak English in dolphin-like voices. Two of his dolphins, Alpha and Beta are stolen by officials of the shadowy Franklin Foundation headed by Harold DeMilo the...
|Directed by:||Mike Nichols|
|Producer:||Joseph E. Levine|
|Music by:||Georges Delerue|
|Cinematography:||William A. Fraker|
|Screenplay by:||Buck Henry|
|Adapted from:||A Sentient Animal|
|Genre:||Thriller, Science Fiction, Action Film|