Whale specialist Walter Bryce has taken his family to sea in pursuit of the largest living creature ever to exist, an immense whale twice the size of the previously known largest creature to exist! He wants metabolic data, including heart rate; to get it, he harpoons the whale with a special sensor. The enraged animal destroys the Bryce boat, killing Walter's son Jimmy and crippling Walter. After recovering, Walter seeks out Nelson and Seaview to continue his research - but does he have an ulterior motive?
Did You Know?
The title refers to the 1851 Herman Melville
novel "Moby Dick" about the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaler "Pequod", commanded by Captain Ahab who had an obsession with the great white whale named Moby Dick. Richard Basehart
played the wandering sailor Ishmael in one movie adaptation Moby Dick
(1956). See more
Numerous visible wires towing both the Seaview and the whale underwater. See more