Before you start saying, “Ohh this is so fake, and totally Photoshop,” let me just tell you, NO. IT. IS. NOT. And better yet? IT WAS NOMINATED FOR TWO OSCARS. I kid you not. Yes, best music and best sound still count as Oscars. Since it’s 1973, I’m just going to assume only like, five other movies came out that year.
Here’s the synopsis, and I’m pretty sure this is in no way meant to be a comedy.
“Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they’re to be used in an assassination attempt. Now he is in a race to discover who is the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out.”
It’s like Free Willy, but with terrorism! And George C. Scott! I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!