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Luna: Spirit of the Whale (2007)

TV Movie  |  PG  |  Drama, Family  |  13 May 2007 (Canada)
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Mike Maquinna returns to his home town of Gold River on Vancouver Island to attend the funeral of his father, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Chief Ambrose Maquinna. With a troubled past ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Maquinna
Bill Louis
Ted Jeffries
Gloria Maquinna
Jill Mackay
Jane Kimball
Murray Novak
Christopher Attadia ...
Tchadas Leo ...
Tom McBeath ...
Ernie Ivers
Gabriel George ...
Young Mike - Age 9


Mike Maquinna returns to his home town of Gold River on Vancouver Island to attend the funeral of his father, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Chief Ambrose Maquinna. With a troubled past including alcoholism, Mike does not intend on staying to claim his rightful place as Chief, but intends on returning to his current life as a logger in Bella Coola. Meanwhile, a lone Orca whale - dubbed Luna by western media - has been spotted in the area, the whale unusually socialized to boats and humans. Luna, suspected to be a missing juvenile from a pod now living south of the area in Puget Sound, becomes a public sensation, both as a spectacle and a human interest story. The Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) administration, led by Ted Jeffries, plans on reuniting Luna with his pod, which means capturing the young Orca. This move by DFO does not sit well with Mike and the band, who see the spirit of Ambrose inhabited within Luna. They feel it best for Luna to decide where he chooses to ... Written by Huggo

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A clash of two cultures. The freedom of one whale.


Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements including brief teen smoking and drinking, and some language | See all certifications »


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Young Mike - Age 9: You keep on bringing me here, how come?
Ambrose: It's where you're from. We used to hunt from those canoes back there, we knew how then because we knew who we were. A chief always has to remember who we are.
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Better than most Disney stuff
19 April 2007 | by (.) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie 2007Apr18 at the Toronto Sprockets fest. Its a kids/family movie and I'm not a kid so I can't give you the kid's point of view. As an adult I found it better than most Disney stuff but nothing amazing. I liked the story (without giving much away is about a human spirit in an Orca whale). It was unique and seemed authentic. There is also parallel story which doesn't invoke any sea mammals. I sometimes felt I was watching an episode of the Beachcombers -- but maybe all dramas set in the Canadian West coast will have that feel for some viewers. This is meant to be a criticism. All in all this is a film most families will like.

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