The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (film)

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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
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Directed by Lewis John Carlino
Produced by Martin Poll
Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino
Based on The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea 
by Yukio Mishima
Starring Kris Kristofferson
Sarah Miles
Music by John Mandel
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Edited by Antony Gibbs
Distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 1976 (1976)

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a 1976 film starring Kris Kristofferson and Sarah Miles, directed by Lewis John Carlino. It was adapted from the 1963 novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. The location was changed to the English town of Dartmouth, Devon, where it was also filmed.[1]

On June 19, 2012, Shout! Factory released the film to Blu-ray for the first time.[2]

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Jonathan Osborne, the 14-year-old son of widow Anne Osborne, has become involved with a group of boys led by a neo-Nietzschean sadistic boy named "Chief." Anne daydreams about her husband who died three years earlier. When a large merchant ship anchors temporarily in the harbour, Anne arranges to give her son a tour of the vessel. They meet the second officer of the ship, Jim Cameron. Jim takes a liking to both the boy and his mother. Jim and Anne become involved romantically which turns Jonathan into a rage of jealousy. Cameron returns to sea and while he is gone, Jonathan reveals his jealous sentiment to the group leader, Chief. When Cameron comes back to renew his relationship with Anne and forsake his life on the sea, Chief and the boys concoct a sinister plot to do away with the intruder.

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The movie was filmed on location in Dartmouth, Devon, England.

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