Orca - The Killer Whale
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Wonderfully and sensitively acted by the late great Richard Harris (A Man Called Horse and Camelot), the always convincing Charlotte Rampling (The Verdict), and the ever noble Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Poltergeist II: The Other Side). It is also memorable as the first film for Bo (10) Derek who manages to actually keep her clothes on in this film.
The storyline is intelligent and believable. There are no memorable cliches or unimportant scenes. The film is compact and to the point at a brief 92 minutes.Read more ›
Richard Harris, Will Sampson, Charlotte Rampling, Bo Derek, Keenan Wynn, and Richard Carradine all turn in wonderful performances in their respective roles. However, the best performances go to the orcas themselves, Yaka and Nepo. Residing at Six Flags Marine World, Yaka and Nepo did wonderfully as orcas in love. They were perfect for their roles because Nepo was quite interested in Yaka, as I have heard from different orca websites. Unfortunately, they have since passed away. Nepo died on 7/10/80, and Yaka died on 10/29/97. May Nepo and Yaka forever rest in peace.
"Orca" will drive you to tears as you watch it. You'll feel as if you are swimming with the orcas to Ennio Morricone's incredible music score. I have loved this movie since I saw as a teenager. The visuals are breathtaking, as is the musical score. It may not be all that original, but it is a saddening and gorgeous film you need to see.
Orca, directed by Michael Anderson, who had just come off directing the sci-fi classic Logan's Run (1976) features Richard (A Man Called Horse) Harris, and perennial 70's film star Charlotte Rampling. Also appearing are Will Sampson (the big Indian from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), popular character actor Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine, and in her first on screen appearance, Bo Derek. As the film opens, we see many good-looking underwater shots of killer whales swimming around, and we see two people, presumably scientists, Rachel (Rampling) and Ken (Carradine), doing some sort of scientific research involving the whales. We also meet Captain Nolan (Harris), and his crew, as they're trying to capture a great white shark in order to sell it to an aquarium for great profit.Read more ›
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I like this movie because unlike Jaws where the shark just kills anybody in the water. Orca just does it for revenge against Richard Harris character who is the true villain of the... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Clint Heisler
The movie is a good one. If you have a soft heart. It will make you cry. And if you are like me. You will root the whale on. If you have children watching. Read morePublished 26 days ago by putder53
Loved this movie as a kid and I was a bit worried to ruin that wonderful memory but instead I now realize how AWESOME this movie is! It is SO good. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Damascus Cain
I remember this movie since I was a child. I could never forget that Orca eye! I know today technology can give you a good movie, but this movie was filmed many years ago and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JRivera