The Cove

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Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: August 7, 2009 (limited)
DVD: December 8, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.59
based on 64 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Richard O'Barry, Simon Hutchins, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank, Kirk Krack, David Rastovich, Scott Baker, Charles Hambleton


In the 1960s, Richard O'Barry was the world's leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O'Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end.

The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos, tells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O'Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.

Director: Louie Psihoyos
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Paula DuPré Pesmen
Screenplay: Mark Monroe
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  • 5 stars "thank you for informing us of this barbaric act"
  • 5 stars "just simply amazing yet very sickening! Hope those people (Japanese Fishermen )realize before its too late"
  • 5 stars "WOW... AWESOME MOVIE... SO SAD.... POOR DOLPHINS... They should hang those people up by whatever balls they have and shoot them all."