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Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)

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
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Burt
Michael Shea ...
Nick
Clara Tarte ...
Carrie
Edwin Rochelle ...
Charlie
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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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When You're Six Tons -- And They Call You Killer -- It's Hard To Make Friends... See more »


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

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Namu, My Best Friend  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Hank gets in the water with Namu wearing a wet suit, he is not wearing a scuba tank. In the next scene, the tank is visible. In the following scene, he is not wearing the tank again. See more »

Connections

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
Sung by Tom Glazer
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Great Refreshing Film
17 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is an outstanding film about a killer whale named Naumu who is being protected by an oceanographer, Robert Lansing,(Hank Donner) and has a very hard time trying to tell the local towns people that this whale is not harmful. John Anderson, (Joe Clausen) is more worried about his salmon business and does not want a whale eating up his profitable business. There is a little boy and girl and Hank Donnear who even communicate with the whale and ride on his back in a row boat all around in circles. There is Comedy, Drama and excellent photography and the background music flows throughout the entire picture. Lee Merriweather, (Kate Donner) is a shop owner in town and has some secrets that she keeps to herself until the time is necessary to tell Hank Donner. If you are an animal lover and enjoy a good fish story, this is the film for you.


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