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Orca DVD Review

8 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek, Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine

Running Time: 88 minutes

Certificate: PG

This 1977 cash in on Jaws could have just changed the animal and ran with it. Instead it goes for something a lot deeper and poignant. Philosophical themes are interwoven throughout the film and before you know it you’re gripped. From legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, the man who produced pretty much everything from Federico Fellini classics to the Hannibal Lecter films, he knew when a specific genre was popular, he knew how to exploit it, but he also knew to make it its own.

We follow Richard Harris as Captain Nolan, a hard drinking Irishman who loves to hunt the beasts of the ocean. Despite this, his character has a dramatic arc and one that is completely believable thanks to Harris’ nuanced performance. He’s disgusted after an »

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