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Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)

Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

Director:

Laslo Benedek

Writer:

Arthur Weiss
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Hank Donner
John Anderson ... Joe Clausen
Robin Mattson ... Lisa Rand
Richard Erdman ... Deke
Lee Meriwether ... Kate Rand
Joe Higgins ... Burt
Michael Shea Michael Shea ... Nick
Clara Tarte Clara Tarte ... Carrie
Edwin Rochelle ... Charlie
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Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether star in this warm and compelling family drama about a compassionate scientist who forms an unlikely friendship with a magnificent killer whale. In HD.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Namu, My Best Friend See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sadly, Namu died soon after the film was made; incredibly, from drowning. See more »

Goofs

When Hank gets in the water with Namu wearing a wet suit, he is not wearing a scuba tank. In the next scene, the tank is visible. In the following scene, he is not wearing the tank again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The A-Team: Incident at Crystal Lake (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Namu the Killer Whale (Live and Let Live)
Written by Tom Glazer
Sung by Tom Glazer
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For children that like whales
12 August 2002 | by miguel-10See all my reviews

Not a great film, but entertaining enough for small children that love films about animals in the Walt Disney tradition. Unfortunately, this film is probably not aging very well because the message, "killer whales are nice, humans are bad", has been shown a lot, for example, see the "Free Willie" movies.


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