Namu, My Best Friend

Namu, My Best Friend

Director: Laslo Benedek Cast: Robert Lansing, John Anderson, Robin Mattson



Based on a true story and suitable for the whole family, Namu, the Killer Whale was a film that debunked many myths about orca whales--animals that have traditionally been considered voracious, merciless killers. Set in Puget Sound on one of the San Juan islands, the tale centers on the relationship between a marine biologist and an orca who is wounded by angry fishermen and left to die in a shallow cove. The biologist helps to save the whale and while it recovers, he studies it. He soon realizes that the whale is not a single-minded killer but a sensitive and highly intelligent creature. Unfortunately, when local fishermen get wind of Namu's presence, they begin to get restless and decide that they must kill him once and for all.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
UPC: 0027616921826
Original Release: 1966
Rating: PG
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Lansing Hank Donner
John Anderson Joe Clausen
Robin Mattson Lisa Rand
Richard Erdman Deke
Lee Meriwether Kate Rand
Joe Higgins Burt
Michael Shea Nick

Technical Credits
Laslo Benedek Director,Producer
Warren Adams Editor
Jack R. Berne Asst. Director
Lamar Boren Associate Producer,Cinematographer
Erwin Dumbrille Editor
Tom Glazer Songwriter
Eddie Imazu Art Director
Samuel Matlovsky Score Composer
Earl McCoy Special Effects
Ivan Tors Executive Producer
Herman E. Webber Production Manager
Arthur Weiss Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Sea/Main Title [1:08]
2. First Encounter [5:10]
3. Killers [6:38]
4. In Mourning [4:43]
5. Little Pitchers [6:10]
6. Monster [4:20]
7. Whale Talk [6:08]
8. Whirlwind [4:48]
9. Risking His Neck [6:22]
10. Feeding Time [5:22]
11. Beyond Words [5:44]
12. "Senseless Destruction" [:14]
13. Hooked [6:17]
14. Mob Rule [4:58]
15. Live and... [5:18]
16. ...Let Live/End Credits [7:25]

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