After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

  1. Michael Anderson


  2. Robert Towne


  3. Luciano Vincenzoni


  4. Sergio Donati


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Captain Nolan

  2. Charlotte Rampling

    Charlotte Rampling

    Rachel Bedford

  3. Will Sampson

    Will Sampson


  4. Bo Derek

    Bo Derek


  5. Keenan Wynn

    Keenan Wynn


Full Cast & Crew

Orca: The Killer Whale
Orca: The Killer Whale



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 22, 1977


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $14,717,854.00



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