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?
The orca was portrayed by an animatronic whale, filmed off the coasts of Malta and Newfoundland, and stock footage taken at Marine World in Redwood City, California. The stock footage orcas were named Yaka (female) and Nepo (male). They were both captured in 1969. Nepo died in 1980; Yaka died in 1997. See more
The film is set in Newfoundland, Canada. In some scenes the main character's fishing vessel flies the U.S. flag. See more
If you're so sure I can't catch a killer whale, why are you so upset?
Listen, you won't catch one, but you might butcher a couple dozen in the attempt!
Oh, that's not my style at all.
Referenced in Sidewalks of Bangkok
My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone See more