A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

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After witnessing his mate and child's death from Nolan's hands, Orca, the killer whale, goes on a rampage in the fishermen's harbor. Under the villagers' pressure, Nolan, Rachel and an Indian sail after the great beast, who will bring them on his own turf. Written by M Lalonde

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Terror just beneath the surface


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22 July 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Many film posters for the movie featured a long text preamble that read: "AN ANGRY THUNDERBOLT OF TERROR EXPLODES OUT OF THE OCEAN'S DEPTHS! Orca, the killer whale, destroys sharks, ships and men! He rules the ocean. He terrifies the earth. He is without mercy and without equal! Orca - the most powerful, the most fantastic animal in all the world.!" See more »

Goofs

The sounds played and recorded through the hydrophone are recordings of humpback whale calls, not orca calls. See more »

Quotes

Captain Nolan: I won't fight him at all.
Rachel: But you'll murder him - you'll sit here safe on the jetty, and shoot him through the eye? You're not a man, you're an animal! Its creatures like you science should be observing!
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Referenced in Gray Matters (2006) See more »

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My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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Grim? Perhaps not. Entertaining? Absolutely.
26 October 2002 | by (Chicago, IL USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie at least a dozen times since it's release. The first time I saw it, I was very young, perhaps 8 or 9, and while I found it upsetting and sad at parts, as an adult I can look back and say it speaks so much more to me than say, "Free Willy." The movie follows the events in a fisherman's life following the capture of a killer whale. On the surface, it can appear grim and gory, but underneath there is a stirring tale about a man who has lost everything he held dear, has given up all feeling because of past events and leads an almost hostile towards life existence and then gradually comes to understand that because he was hurt, does not give him an excuse not to feel. Yes, the premise does dabble in the fantasy world, however the point isn't whether this could happen but the growth of the central character. Not once have I been able to watch this movie and not been moved by it.


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