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Orca: The Killer Whale (Orca) (1977)

Orca: The Killer Whale
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Richard Harris Richard Harris
Captain Nolan
Charlotte Rampling Charlotte Rampling
Rachel Bedford
Will Sampson Will Sampson
Umilak
Bo Derek Bo Derek
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Keenan Wynn Keenan Wynn
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Scott Walker Scott Walker
Al Swain


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Enormously cheesy and at times incompetent

2 months, 1 week ago at Feb 7 7:56
Produced by Italian filmmaking luminary Dino De Laurentiis, 1977's Orca: The Killer Whale represents a brazen attempt to capitalize on the astonishing success of Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws. In addition, this particular film goes one step further by ostensibly incorporating elements of "Moby Dick," as it pits a boat captain against a killer whale. From an ironic standpoint, a certain ... read more
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After witnessing his mate and child's death from Nolan's hands, Orca, the killer whale, goes on a rampage in the fishermen's arbor. Under the villagers's pressure, Nolan, Rachel and an indian sails after the great beast, who will bring them on his own turf.
Release date: 22 July 1977
UPC: 097360893540
Tags: Drama (4), 1977 (3), Horror (3), Thriller (3), Killer Whale (2), Orca (1), Fish (1), 70's (1), Weather (1), D.T. (1), Independent Film (1), Shark (1), Underrated Movie (1), Fisherman (1), HQ (1), Revenge (1), 1970s (1), Animal Attack (1), Unrated (1), Death (1)
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PvtCaboose91 posted a review 2 months, 1 week ago

Enormously cheesy and at times incompetent

“Produced by Italian filmmaking luminary Dino De Laurentiis, 1977's Orca: The Killer Whale represents a brazen attempt to capitalize on the astonishing success of Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws. In addition, this particular film goes one step further by ostensibly incorporating elements of "Moby Dick," as it pits a boat captain against a killer whale. From an ironic standpoint, a certain degree of entertainment value can be derived from the enormously cheesy and at times incompetent Orca, but it's borderline impossible to defend this cult curiosity as a serious motion picture. Despite the efforts of director Michael Anderson (Logan's Run), the movie is so far removed from the spine-tingling horror and enduring effectiveness of Jaws, even though it was created with a comparable bud” read more

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" First Viewing Viewing Date: January 6th Via: Blu-ray Plot: A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate. Rating: 5.6/10 You can read my review here"


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