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Namu, My Best Friend (AKA Namu, the Killer Whale) [VHS] (1966)

Robert Lansing , John Anderson , Laslo Benedek  |  PG |  VHS Tape
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Lansing, John Anderson, Robin Mattson, Richard Erdman, Lee Meriwether
  • Directors: Laslo Benedek
  • Writers: Arthur Weiss
  • Producers: Lamar Boren, Laslo Benedek, Ivan Tors
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • VHS Release Date: June 25, 1996
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304056990
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,371 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews


There are movies about scary sea creatures, like Jaws, and friendlier fellows, like Free Willy. Namu falls into the latter category. The 1966 film takes its name from a Native American word for "whirlwind." This particular whirlwind is a Northwest killer whale whose mate was killed by fishermen. Marine biologist, Dr. Donner (Robert Lansing), decides to protect and study the whale until he's ready to return to the sea. Lisa (Robin Mattson), a local San Juan girl who lost her father in a fishing accident, becomes fascinated with Namu. Actually, she's frightened at first, but that changes as she comes to understand him better. Meanwhile, her mother (Lee Meriwether), becomes just as fascinated with... Dr. Donner. Just in time, too, as the townspeople would rather see Namu put down than saved, but Dr. Donner, Lisa, and her mother set out to prove that he means them no harm in this ecologically-minded family film. The film was originally released under the non-PC title Namu: The Killer Whale. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Based on the amazing true story of a marine biologist (Robert Lansing) who befriends a six-ton Orcawhale, this "honest, fascinating and vigorously wholesome film" (Citizen-News) is heartwarming fun for the whole family. Like all close pals, Hank (Lansing) and Namu love spending time together. Whether sharing a morning swim or soaking up the afternoon sun, these two are virtually inseparable. Trouble is, the local fishermen mistakenly think that Namu is a threat. Racing against time, Hank must enlist the help of a young widow and her daughter to save Namu and prove that he's a gentle giant!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very sweet film January 2, 2008
This movie was made in the 60s, but wears well. It is the true story of the first killer whale ever captured. Better than the Free Willy movies. And if your kids ever saw Shamu at SeaWorld and wondered what Shamu means, it means "friend of Namu" -- yes, this Namu in the movie.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars well... March 12, 2006
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It's ok. It has momments where it's really exciting and in the moment, but it wasn't enough to keep me entertand. Free Willy is more my style because it has action and is more recent. This might be becaus Namu is about the first whale capurted and they think it will kill everyone. But this is a good movie, and is very emotional in the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie! January 3, 2012
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If you like movies about Orcas, then you will love this heartwarming true story about this very special bond between man and Orcas. This classic movie has great acting and no special effects! They actually used a real Orca whale in shooting this film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Namu: My Best Friend August 1, 2013
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NAMU:My Best Friend with Robert Lansing was a interesting movie from the time period of the 60's. I enjoyed watching this movie. The actual "filming" was fairly good for the time. A good family movie.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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i think this is wonderful movie for all ages. it was made in 1966 so its pretty old but worth it they use a real whale named namu if any kids go to sea world and wonder where the name namu comes from this movie has the original namu. its agreat story on friendship and the people learn about the orca in the movie they think is a killer. Namu ofcourse sint a killer he doesnt harm anyone infact the only reason hes in that cove was to help his mate then eventually greieve over her. the man in the movie hank donner looks after him and studies him eventually becoming frineds a little girl also befriends him adn even talks to namu. i wont tell you everything but at that time no one knew alot about these beautiful animals and in this one you learn some things. its a great movie i recommend it to all.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Old movie...special effects not very good. March 2, 2014
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This is an old movie and the quality of the special effects is pretty bad compared to what we are use these days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great family / kid movie February 2, 2014
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I have searched for this movie since I was a kid ! Love it someone should do a remake young kids would love this movie
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4.0 out of 5 stars Live and let live... December 8, 2013
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I saw it as a kid and enjoyed it. It showcases not only the whale, but the human characters as well. It provides an all-around good lesson for all. I have always been a fan of Lee Meriwether.
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4.0 out of 5 stars namu my best friend
this was good but I can't say 5 stars you get it and see. I did like the movie but not my type like seaworld Orlando believe dvd
Published 14 months ago by Jeff Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Namu The Killer Whale
I absolutely love this movie. I have watched it many times. Someday I hope to purchase it for my Amazon Instant Video Library because I know that sooner or later it will be taken... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Lana A. Laidlaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Great true story of a whale
You will love watching this one with your entire family, as it's a true story and I think everyone needs to know what goes on with these whales that are in captivity. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Carol D. Pippin
4.0 out of 5 stars Namu: My Best Friend
This is an old film, however it really melts your heart. The relationship between humans and killer whales have been controversy since the 60's. Read more
Published on August 26, 2012 by Echowhale
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
This is a great movie! The best part is at the end. The beginning is sad, for some people. I don't want to tell you too much about it but I think you should get this movie and... Read more
Published on June 7, 2012 by Awesomes
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased, excellent purchase
Quick transaction, super prompt delivery. I am pleased with the item I bought, the image is very good, the sound is also very good, and it's also got subtitles in English,which I... Read more
Published on February 21, 2012 by Piratesbride
5.0 out of 5 stars namu vhs
fast shipping great price for an obscure movie item in great condition. would buy from again.
Published on September 12, 2010 by movie freak
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