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Orca (1977)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  22 July 1977 (USA)
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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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Adventure | Horror

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Orca: Killer Whale  »

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Trivia

Animal rights activists blocked trucks delivering the animatronic whales to the set, thinking real whales were in them. See more »

Goofs

When Nolan yells for the ship to go hard to port, he points to his right, which would be starboard. See more »

Quotes

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 Saturday Night Live: Shannon Doherty/Cypress Hill (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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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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