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?
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
The sounds played and recorded through the hydrophone are recordings of humpback whale calls, not orca calls. 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 Gray Matters
My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors See more