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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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Orca: Killer Whale  »

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Trivia

In the mid-1980s, Dino De Laurentiis considered a sequel to King Kong (1976) that would've had him go head-to-head with an orca. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in Newfoundland, Canada. In some scenes the main character's fishing vessel flies the U.S. flag. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: He deliberately left you your boat because he wants to fight you alone on the sea.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) See more »

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My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone
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Dramatizes, separate and combined feelings of man and whale.
15 October 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The very beginning of this movie displays the peace, beauty, and greatness of Killer Whales. A person is saved from the jaws of a shark, by the mercy and strength of one of these whales. The event is witnessed by an ocean hunter, who decides to change his choice of prey to these great beasts. He eventually harpoons one allright, but what he thought would be a simple kill turns out to be something closer to murder! This is a "ONE OF A KIND" movie, that I think delivers "not bad" , for its' time. Unusually, artistic soundtrack. A must see for movie lovers.


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