After witnessing his mate and child's death from Nolan's hands, Orca, the killer whale, goes on a rampage in the fishermen's harbor. Under the villagers' pressure, Nolan, Rachel and an Indian sail after the great beast, who will bring them on his own turf.
Orca - the killer whale, is one of the most intelligent creatures in the universe. Incredibly, he is the only animal other than man who kills for revenge. He has one mate, and if she is harmed by man, he will hunt down that person with a relentless, terrible vengeance - across seas, across time, across all obstacles.
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Did You Know?
In the mid-1970s, Executive Producer Dino De Laurentiis
considered a sequel to King Kong
(1976), that may have had him go head-to-head with this, his own other animal monster movie. The sequel, King Kong Lives
(1986), did not eventuate until the mid 1980s though. See more
When Nolan yells for the ship to go hard to port, he points to his right, which would be starboard. See more
[as the harpooned orca screams in pain
He sounds almost human...
Network TV version had at least one additional scene where Nolan (Richard Harris) visits Annie (Bo Derek) at the hospital, after her leg was bitten off. See more
Referenced in Shadow of the Shark
My Love, We Are One
Performed by Carol Connors
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors See more