TV Shows

Orca The Killer Whale (1977)


After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

Orca The Killer Whale (1977)

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Released Year: 1977
Runtime: 92 minutes
Directors: Michael Anderson

Storyline


After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

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Reviews


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Slant Magazine - Eric Henderson
A bald rehash of Jaws, only with the Moby Dick elements played up even further, Orca isn’t a cheap thrill (producer Dino Di Laurentiis was also the man behind the idiotic-but-exhilarating King Kong remake), but it sure does seem like it’s in a rush to finish.
30
The New York Times - Lawrence Van Gelder
If it were medically possible to overdose on claptrap, Orca would be compelled to carry a warning from the Surgeon General.
30
Time Out - Unnamed
There is some startling footage, but Anderson's direction dithers perceptibly, and finally opts for an unpleasant mish-mash of phony ecological concern and meretricious sensationalism. The ultimate indignity the beast suffers is to become a simple extension of Harris' threadbare macho image.
30
Variety - Unnamed
Orca is man-vs-beast nonsense. Some fine special effects and underwater camera work are plowed under in dumb story-telling.
20
TV Guide Magazine - Unnamed
Dino De Laurentiis' attempt to cash in on the popularity of JAWS is a total failure.

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