Orca

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Yet another attempt to poach in the profitable waters of Jaws. The threat this time is the eponymous whale, supposedly a killer species. The threatened include Richard Harris in a one-dimensional performance as the shark hunter turned whale-killer, Charlotte Rampling as a marine biologist studying the species, and a townful of fisherfolk. 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.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Anderson
Screenwriter: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati
Cast: Richard Harris
Charlotte Rampling
Will Sampson
Bo Derek
Keenan Wynn
Scott Walker
Robert Carradine
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Michele

I think a lot of people are missing the point. It should not be thrown into the Jaws category. It is a dark love story. Whales are VERY intelligent mammals that mate for life. When his mate and baby are killed by Richard Harris character, the whale seeks revenge. How far would you go to seek revenge against the killer of your family? Instead of a human getting revenge, it is a mammal of the sea. Quite an interesting twist. You learn so much about the whales from the movie also. The song, We Are One, at the end of the movie is haunting, fitting, and beautiful. Try to watch it with an open mind and don't try to compare to Jaws. It's much deeper than that.

Michele

I think a lot of people are missing the point. It should not be thrown into the Jaws category. It is a dark love story. Whales are VERY intelligent mammals that mate for life. When his mate and baby are killed by Richard Harris character, the whale seeks revenge. How far would you go to seek revenge against the killer of your family? Instead of a human getting revenge, it is a mammal of the sea. Quite an interesting twist. You learn so much about the whales from the movie also. The song, We Are One, at the end of the movie is haunting, fitting, and beautiful. Try to watch it with an open mind and don't try to compare to Jaws. It's much deeper than that.

prkprkprk

The film was horrible. It's a total rip-off of Jaws. Come on, Paramount! Think of something better than this!