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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Hank Donner
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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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Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »
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1 August 1966 (USA)  »

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Stock music by Robert Van Eps and Dominic Frontiere was integrated into Samuel Matlovsky's original score for "Namu". Van Eps' music was composed for "The Outer Limits" TV segment entitled "Tourist Attraction", which was directed by Namu's László Benedek. The ominous-sounding cues were used for the amphibious fish-monsters, the Ichthyosaurs. See more »

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Referenced in The A-Team: Incident at Crystal Lake (1985) See more »

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The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale (Live and Let Live)
Written by Tom Glazer
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Namu, The Killer Whale
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This beautifully remarkable movie was produced in 1966 and provides any family member a chance to enjoy the interaction between benevolent humans and a creature considered a threat. It pits an ignorant, small town against an oceanographer (Robert Lansing) and a shop keeper (Lee Meriweather) in working to educate the local township that Namu is not a threat, but a lonely animal needing attention. The scene in which Lansing and Meriweather engage in play with Namu inside the lagoon is priceless and the background music is equally so. Moreover, when Namu miraculously rescues the very man (John Anderson) who tried to kill him, makes this movie unbelievably precious. Mandatory viewing for everyone.


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