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Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre -- When a bloody freak accident takes out their captain, a boatload of international tourists on a whale-watching expedition must fight for their lives while stranded in the middle of the ocean.
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Release Date:
4 September 2009 (Iceland) See more »
Hunting humans in the cold Icelandic waters See more »
An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pihla Viitala ... Annette

Nae ... Endo (as Nae Yuuki)
Terence Anderson ... Leon

Miranda Hennessy ... Marie-Anne
Helgi Björnsson ... Tryggvi
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Mamma
Stefán Jónsson ... Siggi
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Jean Francois
Snorri Engilbertsson ... Anton

Gunnar Hansen ... Captain Pétur

Thor Kristjansson ... Bjorn (as Thorvaldur David Kristjansson)
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ... Hannah Traschle
Carlos Takeshi ... Nobuyoshi
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Helga
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Signy
Guðlaug Ólafsdóttir ... Asa
Miwa Yanagizawa ... Yuko
Kristinn Agust Fridfinnsson ... Larusson
Björn Eriksson ... Prisoner
Bengil Montero ... Cleaning Lady
Sigurdur Fridriksson ... Captain of Coast Guard
Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason ... Coast Guard
Sigurgeir Petursson ... Guardsman
Jón Páll Eyjólfsson ... Husband
Telma Björk Fjalardottir ... Stewardess
Rúnar Guðbrandsson ... Middle-Aged Man

Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir ... Heavily Made-Up Woman
Ívar Örn Sverrisson ... Young Man

Ingvar Þórðarson ... Himself (as Ingvar H. Þórðarson)
Sandra Tordardottir ... Young woman
Þorarinn Jonasson ... Dog Owner
Hólmsteinn Ossur Kristjansson ... Twenty-something Guy
Reynir Alfred Sveinsson ... Fighter (as Reynir A.)
Hjalti Ursus Arnason ... Bouncer
Gudni Finnsson ... Band Member
Ervin Shala ... Stockbroker
Alexandra Björk Elfar ... Barely Legal Girl
Bjarni Grímsson ... Photographer
Birna Olafsdottir ... Kissing Girls
Þorbjorg Osk Eggertsdottir ... Kissing Girls
Bjarni Gautur ... Headbanger (as Bjarni Gautur Tómasson)

Directed by
Júlíus Kemp 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sjón Sigurdsson  writer

Produced by
Mike Downey .... producer
Gisli Gislason .... producer
Jukka Helle .... producer
Katy Moylan .... associate producer
Markus Selin .... producer
Sam Taylor .... producer
Ingvar Þórðarson .... producer
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
Cinematography by
Jean-Noël Mustonen 
Film Editing by
Sigurbjorg Jonsdottir 
Casting by
Medina Aijikawo 
Production Design by
Eggert Ketilsson 
Art Direction by
Daniel Newton 
Costume Design by
Maria Valles 
Makeup Department
Alma Ösp Arnórsdóttir .... assistant makeup artist
Áslaug Dröfn Sigurdardóttir .... makeup department head
Production Management
Birna Paulina Einarsdottir .... unit production manager
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Davíð Örn Arnarson .... stand by props
Thorfinnur Karlsson .... carpenter
Emil Petursson .... head carpenter
Sound Department
Arni Gustafsson .... production sound mixer
Dan Johnson .... dialogue editor
Arran Mahoney .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Price .... sound effects editor
James Shannon .... dolby consultant
Nigel Squibbs .... sound re-recording mixer
Björn Viktorsson .... adr recordist: Reykjavík
Special Effects by
Haukur Karlsson .... special effects supervisor
Johannes Sverrisson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Simon Kilroe .... visual effects artist
Rick McMahon .... compositor
Lewis Saunders .... compositor
Anthony Webb .... compositor
Valdimar Jóhannsson .... stunt coordinator
Reynir Alfred Sveinsson .... fight choreographer (as Reynir A.)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sigurdur Bahama Magnusson .... lighting technician
Geir Magnússon .... gaffer
Freyr Líndal Sævarsson .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Höskuldur Ketilsson .... assistant editor
Justin Lanchbury .... di film consultant
Magnús Torfi Magnússon .... assistant editor
Gareth Parry .... on-line editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
Other crew
Disa Anderiman .... line producer
Bjarni Gautur .... production assistant
Atsuko Sato .... script supervisor
Ragnar Snorrason .... production assistant
Freyr Líndal Sævarsson .... production assistant
Bjarni Gautur .... thanks (as Bjarni Gautur Eydal Tómasson Scott)
Barack Obama .... special thanks
Ólafur F. Rowell .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Harpoon" - USA (DVD title)
"R.W.W.M." - International (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
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Rated R for bloody violence, language, some nudity and drug use
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Australia:R | Australia:R (2013) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45744)
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Did You Know?

Gunnar Hansen portrays Captain Pétur but during post-production, his voice was dubbed.See more »
Mamma:Sing sing sing like a whaleSee more »


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22 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Horror Fans Rejoice, 23 October 2009
Author: talfulano from United States

Just saw this "Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre" at the ScreamFest 2009 Film Festival and it was fantastic. A very droll and bloody film, "Massacre" follows a whale watching expedition that goes all kinds of wrong. The synopsis makes it appear like it will be "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" on a whaling vessel, but it's much more than that. Plenty of splatter to go around, but made with great humor.

My wife and I briefly chatted with director Julius Kemp who was extremely polite and revealed that they indeed created the movie after coming up with the title as I guessed. The film is currently hitting the film festival circuit, so catch it if you can. There's no current distribution for the U.S., though it has been sold overseas in the U.K. and other countries.

With "Let the Right One In," "Dead Snow," and now "Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre," Scandinavia is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of horror film making. Bravo.

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