THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN
Directed by MIKE NICHOLS
Screenplay by BUCK HENRY
Dolphins speak and humans scheme in this coy satirical thriller. The dolphins come off a lot better, but of course they have the best roles. In fact, they have the only roles. There is the traditional complement of actorsGeorge C. Scott most prominent among thembut none has enough raw material to build a part. So a loquacious dolphin and his female companion swim off with the show, and welcome to it.
Buck Henry's screenplay crudely compresses Robert Merle's good novel of the same title about a research scientist's growing...