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
Terror just beneath the surface
Did You Know?
According to website Wikipedia, "Producer Luciano Vincenzoni
was first assigned to give the film a head start after being called by [executive producer] Dino De Laurentiis
in the middle of the night in 1975. Upon admitting that he had watched Jaws
(1975), Vincenzoni was instructed by de Laurentiis to 'find a fish tougher and more terrible than the great white' [shark, as in Jaws
(1975)]. Having had little interest in sea life beforehand, Vincenzoni was directed to killer whales by his brother Adriano, who had a personal interest in zoology. Filming took place largely in Newfoundland during the fishing season. Most filming took place in the town of Petty Harbour, about 15 kilometres south of the capital city, St. John's". See more
Whales and dolphins don't breathe automatically like humans do. They sleep with half of their brain at a time because they need to come to the surface to breathe. If someone really tranquilized an orca like Nolan did with the needle in the harpoon, both halves of its brain would be asleep at the same time, and it would stop breathing and drown. See more
I won't fight him at all.
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!
Referenced in Les trottoirs de Bangkok
My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors See more