IMDb Rating
P854 p v8 aa
Directed By
Michael Anderson
Produced By
Dino De Laurentiis
Luciano Vincenzoni
Written By
Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Donati
Uncredited:Robert Towne
Richard Harris
Charlotte Rampling
Will Sampson
Bo Derek
Keenan Wynn
Robert Carradine
Scott Walker
Music By
Ennio Morricone
J. Barry Herron
Ted Moore
Editing By
John Bloom
Marion Rothman
RalphE. Winters

Distributed By
Paramout Pictures
Release Date(s)
July 22, 1977
92 mintures
Flag of the United States United States
$6 million

Orca ​(also known as ​Orca: The KillerWhale​) is a 1977 American adventure horror film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampilng, and Will Sampson. It is based on Arthur Herzog's novel of the same name. The film follows a male orca whale tracking down and getting revenge on a captain for killing  the whale's pregnant mate.


A hunter squares off aganist a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

List of Deaths Edit

List of deaths in the film, Orca

Name Cause of Death Killer On Screen Notes
Great White Shark Killed Orca Yes
Female Orca Shot with harpoon (while pregnant) Captain Nolan Yes Accident
Unborn Orca Killed Captain Nolan Yes Accident
Novak Eaten Orca Yes Revenge for his mate and child's death
Ken Eaten Orca Yes Revenge for his mate and child's death
Paul Drowned Orca Yes Revenge for his mate and child's death
Umilak Crushed by ice N/A Yes Caused by the Orca
Captain Nolan Catapulted against iceberg Orca Yes Revenge for killing his mate and child


  • Richard Harris as Captain Nolan
  • Charlotte Rampling as Rachel Bedford
  • Will Sampson as Umilak
  • Bo Derek as Annie
  • Keenan Wynn as Novak
  • Robert Carradine as Ken
  • Peter Hooten as Paul
  • Scott Walker as Al Swain
  • Don "Red" Barry as Dock Worker
  • Yaka and Nepo as Orca

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