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Orca (1977) Poster

(1977)

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Richard Harris, who was 46, performed his own stunts.
The orca was portrayed by an animatronic whale, filmed off the coasts of Malta and Newfoundland, and stock footage taken at Marine World in Redwood City, California. The stock footage orcas were named Yaka (female) and Nepo (male). They were both captured in 1969. Nepo died in 1980; Yaka died in 1997.
Animal rights activists blocked trucks delivering the animatronic whales to the set, thinking real whales were in them.
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.
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Body count: 5.
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