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Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  1 August 1966 (USA)
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Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

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Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

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Sadly, Namu died soon after the film was made; incredibly, from drowning. See more »

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The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale (Live and Let Live)
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Great animal story, great reflection on humanity too!
8 November 2013 | by (AZ) – See all my reviews

This movie is a great story about a real life set of events, although the attempted killing of the whale aspect may not have been really the case. But whether it was or not, it shows how prejudice can so easily distort reality and take people over to the dark side. In this story it is about a killer whale, and not about race or gender or what your religion is. But we as humans act like they did in the movie SO easily!

Incidentally, the name 'killer whale' derives from their ability and activity of killing whales. In most cases, they are only capable of killing the babies of other breeds of whales. Also, I do not believe there is ANY documented case of a killer whale killing a human in the wild. That has only happened in the killer whale aquariums, and always from drowning the victim, and not from eating them!

They are one of the most gorgeous animals on the planet, and probably more intelligent than dolphins. This is a very heart warming story!


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