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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In the mid-1970s, executive producer Dino De Laurentiis considered a sequel to King Kong (1976) that may have had him go head-to-head with his own other animal monster movie of Orca (1977). The sequel, King Kong Lives (1986), did not eventuate until the mid-1980s though. See more »

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

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Rachel: [while listening to Orca's sounds through a hydrophone] What is he saying?
Captain Nolan: You're me, he says... I'm you, he says... you're my... drunk driver... he says...
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Referenced in Vulgar (2000) 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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Good film, Trouble Was It Was Released After Jaws
29 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

On the surface, this film could be a tacky rip off from Jaws. Both contain sea creatures that causes havoc to small communities and are killers. But the stories are very very different. Orca is by no means as good as Jaws, but if Jaws had never been made, or if it had been released before Jaws then it may of stood a better chance. Orca tugs on the heartstrings. It's a story about the death of a killer whales and the havoc and disaster that one mistake, made by a man, caused to several people. The special effects are good, and the 'fake' whales are very convincing indeed. Some of the acting is a bit hammish but I think Richard Harris and Charlotte Rampling do a good job. I would recommend this film but as long as the viewer can forget about Jaws and see it in it's own right!


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