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Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)

Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

Director:

Laslo Benedek

Writer:

Arthur Weiss
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Hank Donner
John Anderson ... Joe Clausen
Robin Mattson ... Lisa Rand
Richard Erdman ... Deke
Lee Meriwether ... Kate Rand
Joe Higgins ... Burt
Michael Shea Michael Shea ... Nick
Clara Tarte Clara Tarte ... Carrie
Edwin Rochelle Edwin Rochelle ... Charlie
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Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Namu, My Best Friend See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sadly, Namu died soon after the film was made; incredibly, from drowning. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa runs to her mother coming out of her store, Kate already has her custom fitted wet suit top on underneath her sweater. After arriving at the cove, Kate runs to the trailer to change, and as a seemingly afterthought, grabs a pair of wet suit bottoms to change in to. When Kate runs down to the dock she's wearing her custom top, form fitting bottoms and neoprene booties, all of which fit perfectly, yet none of this would fit either of the two men stationed there (Hank or Deke). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The A-Team: Incident at Crystal Lake (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale (Live and Let Live)
Written by Tom Glazer
Sung by Tom Glazer
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Great Refreshing Film
17 April 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This is an outstanding film about a killer whale named Naumu who is being protected by an oceanographer, Robert Lansing,(Hank Donner) and has a very hard time trying to tell the local towns people that this whale is not harmful. John Anderson, (Joe Clausen) is more worried about his salmon business and does not want a whale eating up his profitable business. There is a little boy and girl and Hank Donnear who even communicate with the whale and ride on his back in a row boat all around in circles. There is Comedy, Drama and excellent photography and the background music flows throughout the entire picture. Lee Merriweather, (Kate Donner) is a shop owner in town and has some secrets that she keeps to herself until the time is necessary to tell Hank Donner. If you are an animal lover and enjoy a good fish story, this is the film for you.


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