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Turtle Diary (1985)

PG
97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they plan to steal two of the turtles and free them into ...See moreTwo separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they plan to steal two of the turtles and free them into the ocean. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Director
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Russell Hoban (novel) | Harold Pinter (screenplay)
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$40,115
Gross (US & Canada)
$2,156,772
Gross (World)
$2,156,772
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Release date
Feb 14, 1986 (United States)

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Glenda Jackson
Neaera Duncan Neaera Duncan   See fewer
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Ben Kingsley
William Snow William Snow   See fewer
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Richard Johnson
Mr. Johnson (Neaera's Neighbor) Mr. Johnson (Neaera's Neighbor)   See fewer
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Michael Gambon
George Fairbairn (turtle keeper) George Fairbairn (turtle keeper)   See fewer
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Rosemary Leach
Mrs. Charlie Inchcliff (landlady) Mrs. Charlie Inchcliff (landlady)   See fewer
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Eleanor Bron
Miss Neap (Flora) Miss Neap (Flora)   See fewer
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Harriet Walter
Harriet Sims (bookstore clerk) Harriet Sims (bookstore clerk)   See fewer
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Jeroen Krabbé
Mr. Sandor (the slob) Mr. Sandor (the slob)   See fewer
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Nigel Hawthorne
The Publisher The Publisher   See fewer
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Michael Aldridge
Mr. Meager, Bookstore Owner Mr. Meager, Bookstore Owner   See fewer
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Rom Anderson
Girl at Zoo Girl at Zoo   See fewer
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Tony Melody
Garage Attendant with Bucket Garage Attendant with Bucket   See fewer
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Gary Olsen
Lorry Driver at Rest Park Lorry Driver at Rest Park   See fewer
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Peter Capaldi
Assistant Keeper Assistant Keeper   See fewer
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Harold Pinter
Man in Bookshop Man in Bookshop   See fewer
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Barbara Rosenblat
American Woman American Woman   See fewer
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Chuck Julian
American Man American Man   See fewer
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Neil Conrich
Zoo Waiter (uncredited) Zoo Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Hill
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Jefferis
Policeman at Square (uncredited) Policeman at Square (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Keegan
Fisherman (uncredited) Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pauline Letts
Woman at Bookshop (uncredited) Woman at Bookshop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeremy Nicholas
2nd Publisher (uncredited) 2nd Publisher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryan Pringle
Zoo Receptionist (uncredited) Zoo Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronnie Walsh
Man at Tube (uncredited) Man at Tube (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 670 votes