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Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009)

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An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.

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Júlíus Kemp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pihla Viitala ... Annette
Nae ... Endo (as Nae Yuuki)
Terence Anderson ... Leon
Miranda Hennessy ... Marie-Anne
Helgi Björnsson Helgi Björnsson ... Tryggvi
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Mamma
Stefán Jónsson ... Siggi
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Jean Francois
Snorri Engilbertsson ... Anton
Gunnar Hansen ... Captain Pétur
Thor Kristjansson ... Bjorn (as Thorvaldur David Kristjansson)
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ... Hannah Traschle
Carlos Takeshi Carlos Takeshi ... Nobuyoshi
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Helga
Hanna María Karlsdóttir Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Signy
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An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.

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The catch of the day ... is you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Iceland

Language:

English | Icelandic | Japanese | French

Release Date:

4 September 2009 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Harpoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Initially promoted as "Iceland's first splatter-film!" but after the first weekend in local theaters it was advertised as a thriller and the original tagline changed. See more »

Quotes

Leon: You do as i tell you to do as i fucking say and you won't get hurt... i'm handing you over to the authorities
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Leon: Get on your fucking knees clasp your hands behind your back... yeah like that
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A very good effort !
12 January 2011 | by jjdoshaSee all my reviews

There aren't many horror films from Iceland; however, this one is a very good start. "Harpoon" has all the great elements of a horror film, despite its less than stellar subtitle "Whale Watching Massacre." The director chose all the right performers to bring the characters to life; each actor did a great job at owning the person they were portraying; however, the director left much to be desired in the action department...and the film could've done without the few gasps of ironic comedy with the character Endo and the matriarch of the insane clan. Overall, the gore effects were good and a few surprising moments that the audience may not suspect. I really despised the ending because it disabled me from taking the film seriously overall, meaning the ending was too campy for this type of film. Kudos again to the actors who performed very well.


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