Streaming Video - 1977
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The natural beauty of Bo Derek in her screen debut and the supernatural spectacle of Dino De Laurentiis' (King Kong) masterful use of special effects on a gigantic scale highlights this rousing adventure story. It's the epic tale of one powerful being against another; a strong, determined fisherman (Richard Harris) versus an equally determined whale. When the giant whale's pregnant mate is maimed and killed by Harris, in a variation on Moby Dick, the whale seeks revenge on the man. Orca smashes boats, collapses buildings, and even manages to cause enormous destruction by fire. A suspenseful action drama.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount : Made available through hoopla, 1977
ISBN: 9780792198901
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 92 min.)) : sound, color


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Apr 05, 2017

I liked this movie when I was a kid. The setting is great Pacific northwest and richard Harris is excellent. Root for the whale !##

Jul 28, 2014

For fans of bad movies, this is a must. Clearly trying to duplicate the success of Jaws, this replaces a killer shark with, you guessed it, a killer whale. The fine cast (Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Chief from "Cuckoo's Nest") plays it straight, but this is cheesy fun.


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