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Orca: The Killer Whale is a British film of genre Drama directed by Michael Anderson released in USA on 22 july 1977 with Richard Harris

Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)


Orca: The Killer Whale
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Released in USA 22 july 1977
Length 1h32
Directed by ,    
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Action,    Adventure,    Horror
Rating58% 2.902182.902182.902182.902182.90218

Orca (also called Orca: The Killer Whale) is an American 1977 horror film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, and Will Sampson. It is based on Arthur Herzog's novel of the same name. The film was poorly received by critics and audiences alike due in part to its similarities to the film Jaws released two years prior. Upon release the film received only minor theatrical success, but in recent years the film has achieved a cult following among fans of the natural horror subgenre.


The movie revolves around the exploits of Captain Nolan (Harris), an Irish Canadian who catches marine animals to pay off the mortgage of his boat, and return to Ireland. Nolan's crew is looking for a great white shark for a local aquarium, but a scientist named Ken (Carradine) is being targeted by the shark. An orca comes and kills the shark, saving Ken. This switches Nolan's target to the orca. While Nolan is on the journey with his crew, he tries to capture what he believes to be a bull orca, but mistakenly harpoons a pregnant female. Nolan and his crew get the orca on board, where she subsequently miscarries. The crew hoses the dead fetus overboard as the male looks on screaming.


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