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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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Hank Donner
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Joe Clausen
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Lisa Rand
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Deke
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Kate Rand
Joe Higgins ...
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Nick
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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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Namu, My Best Friend  »

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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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More Like A Friend.
19 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Robert Lansing plays marine biologist Hank Donner, who befriends an Orca who won't leave his cove after some fishermen shot and killed its mate. Named Namu, the whale proves himself to be intelligent and playful after Hank, and a local woman and her daughter(played by Lee Meriwether and Robin Mattson) gain its trust. Those same fishermen are determined to get Namu out of the cove, by any means they can... Fine film is suitable for the whole family, being quite warm and respectful toward nature. Despite being subtitled "The Killer Whale", DVD is subtitled "My Best Friend", which is certainly nicer! Compare this with later film "Orca"(1977) to see what I mean...


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