Day of the Dolphin (1973)

Day of the Dolphin

All aboard this week on Alcohollywood, as we (along with guest Max) continue our double dose of dolphin movies with the George C. Scott vehicle The Day of the Dolphin! A sensitive story about a man and his dolphin masquerading as a ’70s political thriller, this Mike Nichols film is the most dour treatment of a movie about talking dolphins anyone could expect. Scott plays Dr. Terrell, a grumpy marine biologist who develops a system for dolphins to understand and speak basic English, only for nefarious forces to steal the dolphins away from him. Check out our custom cocktail and drinking game below, and be to like, subscribe and share!


THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Dolphin of Mass Destruction

Day of the Dolphin cocktail


2 parts coconut rum
1 part triple sec
2 parts coconut water
splash, lemon
orange bitters


1 part blueberry liqueur
1 part Red Bull Blue Edition

Combine shot and glass ingredients separately; drop shot into glass. 


  1. Whenever Alpha speaks
  2. Every time framing is used in a shot (characters or objects surround other characters in a frame)
  3. Any time someone asks a question (e.g. “Why?” and “How?”)


A particularly traitorous member of Dr. Terrell’s expedition says, “…Oh shit.”

Next week, we head East for the oddball 2010 Russian superhero film Black Lightning!

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